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Secret Santa Tradition Continues

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Kansas City, MO – A lot of people are holding onto their money this holiday season, but one Kansas City man has been doing just the opposite. If you're lucky, you might see him, dressed in red, handing out crisp hundred dollar bills to random, unsuspecting people, like Cody Bennett from Overland Park. Bennett says, "Money is tight this year, so it opens a lot more doors."

Kansas City's current Secret Santa has taken up a tradition started by Larry Stewart more than 25 years ago. And, as KCUR's Laura Spencer reports, the new guy is on a mission to spread more than just money.

Kansas City is known for its style of jazz, influenced by the blues, as the home of Walt Disney’s first animation studio and the headquarters of Hallmark Cards. As one of KCUR’s arts reporters, I want people here to know a wide range of arts and culture stories from across the metropolitan area. I take listeners behind the scenes and introduce them to emerging artists and organizations, as well as keep up with established institutions. Send me an email at lauras@kcur.org or follow me on Twitter @lauraspencer.
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