Ugly Christmas sweater party is fun in summer too

Front row left to right: Joan Linnan, Kathy Pomrenke, Sally Jennett, Shirley

Kelley, Joan Snyder, Jean Hadden, Rose Reiling, Fran Schettler, Beulah

Imming. Back: Sheryl Roling and Sharon Knebel.

BY DOLORES CULLEN

Believe it or not, an ugly Christmas sweater party took place in Storm Lake on July 7. Jean Hadden, her three sisters: Sheryl Roling, Sharon Knebel and Joan Snyder, along with their sister-in-law Merilee Dick of Des Moines hosted the affair for members of the Storm Lake Red Hat Ladies group at Jean’s house on College St. 

In the heat of the summer, Christmas jewelry was permitted in lieu of a sweater.

When asked why hold such a party in the heat of the summer, Jean answered, “Why not?”

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