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A Visit from Santa Brings Broadview University Campus Together for Good Cause

Published on December 30, 2013 by Scott Rudeen

Santa recently came to Broadview University–Layton. Both kids, and pets, loved meeting Santa. You might be asking yourself: pets met Santa? You read it correctly. Yes, the veterinary technology program raised money for military animals by selling photos of pets with Santa. Staff and students brought different animals including a hamster, a beagle, a miniature pinscher, a pit bull, among other dogs. We also had Tiki, an English Mastiff, who waited patiently while we set up and tore down the party. He even tried to help clean up by licking the crumbs and grabbing trash.

Kids enjoyed making Christmas ornaments and other holiday crafts

Kids enjoyed the craft room where they colored ornaments, created a sticker Nutcracker scene, created button wreaths, and glued countdown to Christmas chains. They were able to take their creations home in a Nutcracker gift bag. However, that is not all they went home with. Toys were distributed to each child. The joy on their face reminded us of the true meaning of Christmas.

While gift giving is an essential part of Christmas, there are so many families that can’t afford to get or give much at Christmas. At Broadview University-Layton, we helped this cause by introducing an Angel Tree to help students who are struggling. Eight students and their families received Christmas gifts from angels.

Pets got their chance to meet Santa.


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