Here is a link to the Obit for Santa Wayne Evans
Click for Obituary
Wayne Evans, age 78, of Columbus, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by family on February 12, 2020. He was born on July 16, 1941 to parents Clarence and Margaret (Burns) Evans in Evansville, Indiana.
Throughout life Wayne was involved in many different organizations, in his younger years he served in the Indiana National Guard, and was the Scoutmaster for both of his son’s troops, where he supported them through all the way to Eagle Scouts. Wayne was also a member of the Reed Lodge #316 F&AM in Evansville, Indiana, and the Sunrise Lodge #783 F&AM in Columbus, Ohio, for over fifty years. He was also a founding member of the Buckeye Santas Group, where he enjoyed the fellowship of other Santas, where he was known as “the real Santa”.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Margaret Evans. He is survived by his wife of 24 years Carol (Cohagan) Evans, sons Jason (Katrina) Evans, and Justin (Elyssa) Evans, Step-children Cindi (Bob) Parkinson, James (Kathy) Wilson Jr., and Bill (Tina) Wilson, sister Janice (Clinton) Heuring, brothers Mark Evans, and Randall Evans, 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, numerous nephews and cousins, as well as many friends.
The family would like to express a very special thank you to everyone at Heartland Hospice for the amazing care they provided for Wayne and Carol, they will always hold a special place in their hearts.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Wayne’s funeral fund at any Chase Bank branch to the following account:
"Wayne E. Evans, Carol L Evans Chase Bank #43207"
Services will be held at the Shaw-Davis Funeral Homes Clintonville Chapel, 4341 N. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43214. The family will receive guests on Friday February 21, 2020 from 3-7 pm, with the services to follow on February 22, 2020 from 1-3 pm.
Sadly, we present the obituary for our Santa Ronald M. Cattrell, age 60, who went home to God on February 4, 2020.
Born March 19, 1959 to William A. Cattrell and Tillie L. Cattrell nee Zuch, Ron was preceded in death by his mother, father and daughter Danielle. Ron was survived by his siblings, Bernard Cattrell, Louise Kauffman, and Richard (Paul) Cattrell, as well as his children Kristina Cattrell and Katianne Cattrell.
Ron graduated from Brookhaven High School in 1977. He spent the bulk of his life working with city maintenance for the City of HIlliard. Ron volunteered as a firefighter for Clinton Township for multiple years as well as working with the Hilliard Band Boosters. His great joy in life was helping to spread the magic and love of Christmas as one of Santa’s helpers.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 AM at Vineyard of Columbus on Thursday Feb 20, 2020. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Boy Scouts of America or Volunteer Firefighters Alliance.
I thank all who were able to make our February meeting. Nasty weather certainly
hindered our turnout!
Here is the tentative agenda for March 14th meeting:
We will start by having everyone gather around our Christmas tree for a group photo,
and a photo of the new Board Officers. We will follow that with prayer and then LUNCH!
Our 'PotLuck Magician', Cathi Rank, once again will be organizing a diverse menu of delicious foods. Cathi generally posts the menu on our Facebook group page. If you can bring something to share please
coordinate with Cathi Rank, Phone (614)323-5547 so that we don't end up having a lot of the same items!
Keep in mind that the TIP JAR proceeds are used to offset the cost of the main entree, and the balance is donated to the hosting facility
for their generous offer of the hall for our meetings. Santa's generosity is always appreciated!
After lunch we will have a short teaching moment. Additional agenda items will be posted soon.
Hoping to see all of you at our meeting scheduled for March 14th,the second Saturday in March, at 11:00AM.
Lutheran Reformation Church, 1355 South Hamilton Rd Columbus. Click for map
Doors open at 10:30am.
May every day still be like Christmas.
"With family and friends, Christmas never ends!"
We look forward to seeing everyone, but please travel safely. And, as always, if Franklin County Sheriff has issued travel advisory of Level 1 or higher the meeting will be cancelled. The Sheriff of Franklin County (Columbus area) would put that information on their website Click for Franklin Co. Sheriff's website
Santa RJ and Doreen donated a large Christmas tree, added lights and a few decorations and a Santa tree skirt to use at our meetings. It is on a platform that rolls out of the store room! Doreen gave out about 120 or more clear glass ornaments for people to decorate and bring to add to our tree decorations. Or, you may bring an ornament of your own choice!
The Revised Guidelines as well as the NEW 2020 Membership Application (in GoogleForms)
are now available on these web pages in the menu near top of page.
In order to minimize the possibilities that your email server might send our
important messages to your junk mail folder, we are now using a GoogleGroup address.
The group photo below shows all who took part in our annual Photo Day October 2019.
And, a little further down the page is the one from 2018.
Here is a nice JeffHillVideo production courtesy of our own Buckeye Santa John Miller
and the Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band
"Santa's Reindeer Team"
There are more photos further down this page from October 2019 meeting
Only the current Members of record will receive the Minutes of previous meeting, AND job postings, and photoshoot! You gotta get those required membership documents to our Secretary ASAP
There is a nice Columbus Dispatch article concerning our Santa Richard Knapp at the Columbus Zoo.
Click Here to load it!
At our recent Round Table, our Honorary Member, Stacia Cohagan, performed/demonstrated quite a few beard care techniques, as well as showing off her new Scheduling Website to simplify getting your haircare appointments made at Shag Hair Studio without having to contact her directly! It is a pretty slick operation from what I saw.
Click here for Stacia's Reservation program.
If you are not currently a member of the Buckeye Santas, it is not too late to submit your 2020 application and background check along with your dues for year 2020, to our Secretary ASAP! This will assure that you will be sent any mailings for Santa Jobs, and have your photo added to our 'MEET OUR MEMBERS' web page, and our Find A Santa Google map!
BUT, we must have your completed application, your check for dues, and your background check.
Obviously, we would like your photo, too!
Your compliance will entitle you to the FREE photo shoot scheduled for Fall of 2020.
Photoshoot will be for members only. Please send any paperwork (application, background check, or member dues) to:
Bryan Miller, Secretary, 7045 St Rte 229 Marengo OH 43334
If e-mail is easier for you, send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your photos can be emailed to Buckeyesantas@gmail.com
Santas and Their Better Halves
The 2020 Buckeye Santas
Board of Directors
Honorary Board Member & Past Secretary
Buckeye Santas Mission Statement
To Gather for Fellowship
To Learn various functions to become better Santas
To Promote different opportunities, web sites,
ideas, in order to improve our craft
To Share potential bookings that we may hear about