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Claire Gurley chats with some of the other performers just after the opening cannon Sunday at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. Claire will walk the festival grounds on her stilts a few times each weekend this season.

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Claire Gurley is tired of being short, proud of the fact that she has finally grown past 5-feet-tall. “I’m 5-foot and a quarter,” the 12-year-old clarifies.


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