A Hero for the Holidays: More than a role, Santa is a calling for Roger Weyersberg
Roger Weyersberg isn’t a superhero.
However, the way he turns heads and leaves a trail of young eyes wide with wonderment and mouths agape in speechless excitement in his wake, he might as well have a large, red “S” emblazoned across his chest.
And, after all, he does wear something of a super suit.
“It was an amazing thing when I got my first suit,” said Weyersberg. “I had the heart. I had the training. But when I put on that suit, it was like walking into a phonebooth as Clark Kent and walking out as Superman. It was huge.”
The retired music teacher at Ovid- Elsie Area Schools may keep a secret identity as a mild-mannered Owosso resident much of the time; but for a few special months each year, Weyersberg’s true self comes forth. There’s no flashy cape, there’s no garish and star-spangled spandex, and that figurative “S” on the chest stands for something that captivates more imagination and anticipation than Superman could ever hope for from the public of Metropolis.
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