Santa Kent Bridges, Age 72, of New Madison,Ohio
went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 26, 2020.
Kent spent most of his life as a tool and die maker, but found so many other joys in life. He was an active member of the Masonic Lodge as KYCH and a current worthy patron of Fort Black Chapter #336 OES. He was also a very active and devout member of his church, often helping with the food pantry. Many people might not recognize him though without the jolly red suit on. For many years Kent, not only dressed as Santa, but fully embodied the kindness, wonder, and joy Santa brings.
His family and friends will always remember Kent as a wealth of knowledge; a kind, selfless, giving man that had other peoples best interest at heart. He was a devout Christian with a heart of gold, and will be deeply missed by all those he has impacted.
Kent is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn Bridges; children, Dianna Bridges, K. Allen (Chene) Bridges, Stephanie (John) Grilliot, E. Michael (Carmen) Bridges; grandchildren, Cassandra Gibboney, Jacqueline Gibboney, A. Ethan Bridges, Julia Bridges, Milyn Grilliot, Charlotte Grilliot, Rowyn Grilliot, Jennifer Bridges, several nieces and nephews, and numerous other relatives and friends. Kent is preceded in death by his parents, M. Mearl & Jeanne Bridges, and his brother, V. Bruce Bridges.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2020, 11AM, at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. Interment to follow at Mote Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, January 1, 2020, 5pm – 7pm at the funeral home. Email condolences may be sent by going online to www.kreitzerfuneralhome.com.
Santa Ron Burgess,
of Bellville, OH
passed away December 11, 2020.
May his soul, and all the souls of the faithful departed,
rest in peace. Ron will remain forever in our hearts.
Your supportive, healing prayers and condolence cards can be sent to:
Mrs Mary Burgess, 770 State Route 97 E. Bellville, OH 44813.
Cards are still desired by Cindy Hartsook, who is back in the hospital (OSU) after a fall.
Of course Stacia Cohagan could use a lot of support and prayers. Stacia thanks all of the BuckeyeSantas for their continuing prayers and positive thoughts. Stacia has trained her best stylist to do the bleachings.
Special prayers are requested for a few of our members who didn't neccessarily want their issues public.
I'll leave it at that!
Election of Officers were completed during October meeting. Bryan Miller was elected Vice-president, Dan Cunningham was elected Secretary, and Richard Incledon as Treasurer.
A beautiful, heartfelt holiday message by Clauses from around the world,
including two of our own Buckeyes, Dan Cunningham and Tom Pellitieri, Silent Night Well worth the listen!
1.) 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 choosing!
2.) 3.) 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.
4.) Just below, our Family Group as gathered on Photo Day 2019. Additional photos can be found in the Photo Archives by just clicking here!
5.) Here's a nice 'JeffHillVideo' production, courtesy of our own Buckeye Santa, John Miller,
and the Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band's "Santa's Reindeer Team" Click Here
...the audio is a bit difficult, but worth the listen!
7.) Here's a Columbus Dispatch article with our Santa Richard Knapp at the Columbus Zoo. Click Here to load it!
| 1) To Learn various functions to become better Santas |
2) To Promote different opportunities and ideas in order to improve our craft,
3) To Share potential bookings that we may hear about, and
4) To Gather for Fellowship