The annual Santa Flight took to the skies on Thursday, delivering toys, book supplies and warm clothing to children in southern Utah.
Early Thursday, 24 volunteer pilots of the Utah Wing of Angel Flight West — along with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and a handful of elves — departed from various Salt Lake area airports on the annual Santa Flight. Their destination was the Cedar City airport, to deliver donated toys, school supplies, books, backpacks and warm clothing to the 400 children at Parowan Elementary School.
Angel Flight pilots and various community groups throughout Utah have gathered donated school supplies, winter coats, books and toys based on the needs of the school. Other corporate sponsors, like KUED, provided hundreds of books,
The visit took place at the Cedar City Airport, where members of the National Guard helped unload the planes, and everyone sang holiday songs.
Santa Flight has been an annual endeavor helping Title I schools in rural communities since 2000. For information about Angel Flight West, visit www.angelflightwest.org.