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For Ken Baker, it’s Christmas all year long

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For Ken Baker, it’s Christmas all year long

by Sarah Figorski, Daily Local News

Aug 6, 2014

 

Excerpt:   Ken Baker is taking his appreciation for the Christmas season and turning it into a profession with his recent degree in Santaclausology. Baker, a resident of Christiana and a full-time counselor at the Devereux Foundation in West Chester is just one of the nearly 3,000 graduates of the International University of Santa Claus in the past decade. IUSC is the largest annual Santa training school in the country. It offers a two-day program where people interested in taking their Santa skills to the next level can learn about the Santa business.

 

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As a student at IUSC, Baker was offered the chance to learn entirely about Santa Claus, from the history of the man, to the figure he ought to be upheld as today, and everything in between. The schooling lasts only two days, but the students are instructed on safety and working with children, how to maintain the proper wardrobe and appearance of Santa, and the varying presentation styles of Santa Claus.

 

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Baker claims that the topics covered at the school make a vast amount of difference in the levels of performance and professionalism of Santa Clauses. Baker hopes that his previous experiences as a Boy Scout leader and a children’s ministry leader and his current position as a church director for the children’s ministry program, Awana, will help him stand out in the business now that he can partner it with his recent degree. “It’s really important that people find an experienced and professional Santa,” said Baker, “I have all my background checks, and I’ve worked with children for 25 years. I want people to know that I’m not just a guy throwing on a suit. I’m a professional doing it year-round.”

 

SOURCE:  dailylocal.com

EDITORS NOTE ***** It does not appear that this man is a member here, at least not under his name. If you know Ken, invite him to Clausnet.  He's our type of guy!  

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Santa Opa Claus

I'm reaching out to Ken, he recently friended me on facebook.

 

Here is a link to my write up on my first year last season.

http://issuu.com/normantranscript/docs/november/1

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Santa Opa Claus

Contacted Ken and he is a member. He uses the name  "ebbcawana". Must be some new hip hop elf name.

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Santa Leonard

Great article.  I really like the way local Santas "breathe live" into the figure of Santa for local children.

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Santa Bruce Geron

I've seen Ken's facebook pictures. I wish he would post here on ClausNet.

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ebbcawana

I have been posting my beard progress here....  you can see those pictures here http://www.clausnet.com/forums/topic/31159-beard-progress/#entry325926

 

As I get my photos done (my Santa suit and all accessories just got here last week) I will post them to this site as well.  I am still getting used to the ClausNet forums and trying to muddle my way through it so I do not repost or ask anything that was already discussed......

 

Looking forward to spending more time here and getting to know all of you as we journey on the big sleigh together!!! 

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