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Holiday Man making Batavia a little more festive

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BATAVIA, N.Y. -- Batavians may recognize Bob Zeagler, but around town, he's better known by a more festive name.

For 15 years, the Batavia native has spent thousands of dollars to redecorate himself and his Jeep for every holiday from Christmas to Memorial Day. The tradition started with a set of plastic pumpkins during a Halloween road trip. Now, the "Holiday Man" marches in parades and visits local nursing homes trying to make someone's day a little brighter.

Zeagler said, "I was having the worst day, my boss yelled at me, I had problems at work or a relative died and now, I forgot about that for a few minutes. God bless you sir, that makes me feel really good and I said, you make me feel really good."

He doesn't have any more plans for Christmas, but the Holiday Man says he'll be ready for New Years. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP