Santa Claus has turned over his Arkansas territory to Conley Cox Claus and the new St. Nick is rocking Little Rock. Conley is one of my best friends from West Point High School. He announced he has settled on a second career – playing Santa Claus for various organizations in Little Rock where he also operates a restaurant. He is pictured with his elf who is also his 14-year old daughter, Emily.
I haven’t seen Conley since May when he had a short beard. He noted it would be authentically long and white by December, an annual requirement to continue his second job – which I suspect may be his favorite. The Cox Clauses were pictured prior to a “Santa gig” in the city.