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Carlo Klemm

For Clan Claus, every day is Christmas

July 8, 2009

by Cindy Leise

Chronicle Telegram

Excerpt:

WELLINGTON — A brand new clan appeared at the 32nd Annual Ohio Scottish Games last week at the Lorain County Fairgrounds.

The Clan Claus Society made its debut in the bright sunshine in red, green and yellow tartan with a reindeer insignia containing the word "Believe."

It was all the brainchild of Santa Kona Gant, with help from Mrs. Claus, his wife Kathi.

....

The Gants ordered outfits using Their preferred tartan, and the marchers for Clan Claus received a standing ovation for the Parade of the Tartans.

It was all very exciting, Kathi Gant said.

"We were thrilled to be part of this historical Ohio event," she said.

Celebrating Christmas in July is gaining favor, according to the couple, who have several events to attend.

....

At first, Kathi Gant, who teaches graduate social work classes at Case Western Reserve University, thought taking on the Santa persona was "Crazy, but now I wouldn't trade it for anything."

She said the people who portray Santa really get into the task and enjoy getting together. In March, some 615 Santa portrayers took part in the Celebrate Santa Convention in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Kona Gant said he's grateful for Kathi's involvement.

"She tolerates my madness," he said. "She's the best half of me."

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Santa Johnny Boy

Congratulations Kona and Kathi and the whole Clan Claus movement!

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Noelle Marie

"At first, Kathi Gant, ...... thought taking on the Santa persona was "Crazy, but now I wouldn't trade it for anything."

She said the people who portray Santa really get into the task and enjoy getting together. In March, some 615 Santa portrayers took part in the Celebrate Santa Convention in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Kona Gant said he's grateful for Kathi's involvement.

"She tolerates my madness," he said. "She's the best half of me."

Congratulations! I loved this part of the article! It could definitely describe a lot of Santas and Mrs. Clauses!-- especially about the "she tolerates my madness" !

AIN'T THAT THE TRUTH!!!!

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VetteCitySanta

Great report! Thanks.

VCS :D

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Santa Claus Ohio

Congratulations to Santa Kona, Kathi, and all the Clan Claus members making it to the 32nd Annual Scottish Games. I wish I could have made it there too, but it came during my scheduled family vacation on Hatteras Island. Hopefully I will have a job and can go to the 33rd. Again, Congratulations!

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For Clan Claus, every day is Christmas

July 8, 2009

by Cindy Leise

Chronicle Telegram

Excerpt:

WELLINGTON — A brand new clan appeared at the 32nd Annual Ohio Scottish Games last week at the Lorain County Fairgrounds.

The Clan Claus Society made its debut in the bright sunshine in red, green and yellow tartan with a reindeer insignia containing the word "Believe."

It was all the brainchild of Santa Kona Gant, with help from Mrs. Claus, his wife Kathi.

....

The Gants ordered outfits using Their preferred tartan, and the marchers for Clan Claus received a standing ovation for the Parade of the Tartans.

It was all very exciting, Kathi Gant said.

"We were thrilled to be part of this historical Ohio event," she said.

Celebrating Christmas in July is gaining favor, according to the couple, who have several events to attend.

....

At first, Kathi Gant, who teaches graduate social work classes at Case Western Reserve University, thought taking on the Santa persona was "Crazy, but now I wouldn't trade it for anything."

She said the people who portray Santa really get into the task and enjoy getting together. In March, some 615 Santa portrayers took part in the Celebrate Santa Convention in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Kona Gant said he's grateful for Kathi's involvement.

"She tolerates my madness," he said. "She's the best half of me."

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Congratulations, Kona and Kathi and all the Clan Claus crew! Next order of business: a Christmas in Scotland CD, featuring Lorain, Ohio's own Lochaber Pipe Band!

http://www.lochaberpipeband.com

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