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Santa comes to Clary Gardens

| December 15, 2014

DSC_0118COSHOCTON – Mrs. Clary made a special visit to Clary Gardens on Sunday, Dec. 14 to volunteer her time helping at the Snacks with Santa event. More than 40 people attended and each child had a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. However, the day started with Chris Campbell, events coordinator at Clary Gardens, wondering if Santa was going to make it. Joe Hoover, who was scheduled to play Santa, had an emergency that morning and couldn’t make it. After a few frantic phone calls, Roger Stephen volunteered his time at the last minute notice to fill in as the jolly old elf. Julia Roberts volunteered her time as Santa’s helper and Nikki Darr also volunteered to take professional photos of the kids on Santa’s lap. Mrs. Clary started Clary Gardens in 2000 as a tribute to her late husband, Lawrence B. Clary, who owned a florist shop, Clary Brothers Florist. The business started in 1907 and closed in 2010. “I wanted to come here today to see Santa,” said Mrs. Clary, who also brought some cookies to the event. In addition to having snacks, the kids also made Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer crafts out of wooden discs. All of the proceeds from the event will go toward the development of the Children’s Garden.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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