December 23, 2008
Santa and Mrs. Claus have been residents of Payson for six years and have been a familiar fixture at holiday events throughout the Rim Country.
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Can’t take the twinkle out of his eye
People confuse Roger Freeman with Santa Claus even without the suit. Never mind that a diploma from the International University of Santa Claus hangs on his wall. Forget that his business cards list credentials such as member of the National Beard Registry. And strangers would probably not recognize him from an Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santas meeting.