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Boosting business, having fun: the guy in the Statue of Liberty costume

Man tells pros, cons of working as costumed attention-getter for tax services

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Tim Kelly works for Liberty Tax Service and has no problems trying to get motorists engaged when he's in costume along the roadside.

Photos by Christopher Hankins/chankins@dailyherald

Tim Kelly's job is to dress up as the Statue of Liberty and attract drivers' attention, in the hopes they'll consider Liberty Tax Service for their tax preparation needs.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Kelly works four-hour shifts with a 10-minute break every hour. He says the cold temperatures don't bother him.

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Tim Kelly has several different moves he does to attract motorists' attention.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

Tim Kelly works for Liberty Tax and says he enjoys acting like a goof while wearing the Statue of Liberty costume.

Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

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If you drive up and down the Randall Road corridor any time during tax season, you've probably seen Tim Kelly or one of his co-workers waving at you from the side of the road. Kelly is one of a handful of part-time employees at Liberty Tax Service centers in the area who don the flowing gown and foam crown each winter, posing as the Statue of Liberty in hopes of drawing customers into the tax preparation business.
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    • Tim Kelly works for Liberty Tax Service and has no problems trying to get motorists engaged when he’s in costume along the roadside.
    •  Tim Kelly’s job is to dress up as the Statue of Liberty and attract drivers’ attention, in the hopes they’ll consider Liberty Tax Service for their tax preparation needs.
    • Kelly works four-hour shifts with a 10-minute break every hour. He says the cold temperatures don’t bother him.
    •  Tim Kelly has several different moves he does to attract motorists’ attention.
    •  Tim Kelly works for Liberty Tax and says he enjoys acting like a goof while wearing the Statue of Liberty costume.
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