On Thursday, Dec. 20, Santa (who bore a striking resemblance to Kohl's manager Justin Hubbs) visited students at Washington Elementary School.

Some, like second grader Alexis Knipp, could hardly believe the big man was in town. Others, like first grader Hayden Minson, shared their Christmas wish lists.

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In the  photos: PIC1: Santa Claus (Justin Hubbs) greets students in teacher Jamie Taylor's fourth grade class on Thursday, Dec. 20, at Washington Elementary School. Elf helper Alice Tester, a second grade teacher at the school, helped Santa pass out treats for the students.

PIC2a: Second grader Alexis Knipp was surprised to look up from her lunch and see Santa Claus entering the cafeteria.

PIC3: First grader Hayden Minson ponders his reply before telling Santa that he indeed has been good enough to get the toy motorcycle he requested for Christmas.

Sedalia School District 200