St Nicholas stops by Lexington church

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WDBJ) -- It’s the feast day of St. Nicholas in the Catholic Church.
And outside Lexington’s St. Patrick’s, the old saint showed up to visit. He handed out candy canes to children and generally showed the good cheer and benevolence for which he was known as bishop of Myra in Turkey. Stories about his miracles and care for the poor and children were very popular in Europe in later years, especially Holland, where his name evolved to Sinterklaas.
Lexington’s St. Nick stops by every year around Christmastime to help children remember the more religious aspects of the Christmas season.