Santa's helper Kevin Peterson paid a visit Thursday afternoon to Lutheran Hospital's pediatrics department to spread a little holiday cheer.
Arriving on a Southwest Allen County Fire Department truck he made his entrance through the main doors of the hospital and then headed upstairs to the children. Peterson, of Decatur, has been playing Santa for 35 years. He said although December is extremely busy for him it's a lot of fun.
Santa's visit is an annual event on the pediatrics department at Lutheran Hospital.