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Secret Santas: Local couples bring the Clauses to life

Real-life partners sustain the magic and fun for Christmas

Lynn, left, and Doug Starcher pose as Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus underneath a neon "Aloha" sign.
Lynn, left, and Doug Starcher pose as Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus on Nov. 30 in Bellingham. The couple has been portraying the Clauses for the past three years, and will welcome children, adults and dogs at an event Saturday, Dec. 9 at Culture Cafe in downtown Bellingham. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)
By Amy Kepferle Staff Reporter
As Doug and Lynn Starcher put on costumes to transform into Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, she helped h
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