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They may not have reindeer or a big white beard, but Micki and Scott Swanke are spreading the holiday cheer just like good ole Saint Nick.

"We have been doing Meals on Wheels for about 14 years and then as long as they have done the Danny Berg Memorial so it has been about 6 years," says Micki Swanke.

After spending their Christmas with their family the swanke's are just two of the many volunteers helping out at the senior center and little by little trying to make a difference.

"Scotty Clause that's what they call me this is the greatest way to spend a Christmas ever. Especially since our family is not here their gone we were talking about that earlier. They left this morning; this would be the best way to do it. If you can feel like you are making just a tiny bit of difference for somebody, that's what it is all about," explains Scott Swanke.

With help from Enterprise Car Rental donating a van, the Sawnke's can make twice the amount of holiday pick ups and deliveries.

"Enterprise Rent-a-Car donates a van normally every year. This year they have done 2 vans so we get to deliver meals in the van and then pick up people and take them home so with enterprise this is a big deal. You know what we pick up the best people in the world and we deliver meals to people that are so grateful so this is just something we love to do," adds Micki Swanke.

What may seem like just a simple delivery service might sound unimpressive, but for the folks they help it means the world.

"Oh them I tell you, I wouldn't have been able to come if they hadn't picked me up because I don't drive. They are my secret Santa clause," says Ann-Lynn Claunch.

Santa finished delivering his presents last night, for the Swanke's and their red sleigh the goodwill is just beginning.

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