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Good Things: Christmas cheer, Cheesy Santa, Bowling win

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Christmas cheer is on its way to one of the most ravaged areas of the Pacific. Volunteers loaded a container full of toys and medical supplies bound for a hospital in American Samoa. Thousands living in the region are still rebuilding after the devastating tsunami back in September. All the items were donated by Shriners hospital, and shipped free by Hawaiian Airlines.

If could only be in Wisconsin where they say "be good for gouda's sake." In Milwaukee carvers are putting on the finishing touched to a giant Santa carved out of cheese. And not just any cheese, three separate 640-pound blocks of Wisconsin cheddar are being used to construct the 5 foot tall Santa.

A former Detroit auto worker strikes it big after getting laid off. Tom Smallwood was able to stay out of the gutter by making it big at the bowling alley. The 32 year old went from picking up unemployment checks to picking up spares, and capturing the Professional Bowlers Association world championship on Sunday in Wichita, Kansas. His cinderella story pocketed him $50,000.