North Dakota First Lady Mikey Hoeven Visits MeritCare Childrens Hospital

North Dakota First Lady, Mikey Hoeven, visited MeritCare Children's Hospital Dec. 20.

North Dakota First Lady, Mikey Hoeven, visited MeritCare Children's Hospital Dec. 20.

The first lady read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and visited with the kids. But the lasting impact of the first ladies visit was her gift — 500 children's books were donated by Mrs. Hoeven to the Children's Hospital as part of the Scholastic Book Clubs Read for 2006 initiative.

Books will be given to children who are patients and made available to families while they are in the Children's Hospital.