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‘Tommy Claus’ Continues Tradition of Giving Away Guitars

December 02, 2016

Tommy with Kimberly and Brittany

GREENWOOD — Every Christmas, Lander University Physical Plant employee Tommy Tumblin, better known as “Tommy Claus,” gives away one or more guitars to Lander music students to go along with the thousands of toys that he gives away to Greenwood area children. Receiving guitars this year were Brittany Gionakis, left, of Catawba, and Kimberly Bunnell, right, of Donalds, pictured with Tumblin. The guitars were presented to the students Nov. 29 at the Lander University Wind Ensemble concert.