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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.  

Weyersberg as santa

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