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Don Kennedy

About The Author

Don Kennedy is a resident of Makaha Valley on Oahu, Hawaii. He was a long-time resident of Nevada: Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe. He’s a member of the Hawaii Writer’s Guild.

Kennedy was born and raised in Wisconsin and is a graduate of Concordia College in Milwaukee. He was a Congressional Page in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington D.C. and an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. He served as a staff assistant to Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Martin J. Schreiber.

A radio and television on air personality for a decade, Kennedy also worked for many publications as a reporter, editor, and publisher in Nevada.

His next career was as a Casino Resort Marketing executive in seven states: Nevada, California, Oregon, New Mexico, Louisiana, Indiana and Oklahoma.

Kennedy is the author of the 2019 book: Kids Say The Darndest Things To Santa Claus, the 2020 book of the same title, Volume 2, and the 2022 book of the same title, Volume 3. The books chronicle his 25 years as a volunteer Santa Claus for hospitals, women’s and children’s shelters, military bases, boys & girls clubs, fire victim shelters, churches, schools and more. The books have won awards and 5-star reviews.

Kennedy enjoys reading, music, sports, and travel. He’s been a member and officer of the NFL Alumni as an Associate member. He’s received many awards and recognitions during his careers. His passion remains being a volunteer Santa Claus for all those who need to be seen and heard every Christmas.

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Being Santa Claus, The 1st Time!

Being Santa Claus, The 1st Time!

The Very First Time - How It All Began
25 years ago, in early December, a close friend of mine had shared with me that he was a volunteer Santa. He made appearances at various holiday parties for charities and organizations that did not have funds to hire a Santa.

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Kids Say The Darndest Things To Santa Claus Volume 3
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