Golden Gecko hosts ugly Christmas sweater party

Jessica  Rodrigo By Jessica Rodrigo

Dec. 18, 2013 at 6:18 a.m.

The Golden Gecko is ready to deck the halls with the ugliest Christmas sweaters in the Crossroads.

So pull that itchy, knitted sweater on and prepare for a laugh. And don't forget, the uglier the sweater, the more chances you have to possibly win.

"We're looking for some homemade, crafty sweaters," said Jodi Sandoval, who owns the bar with her husband, Joey.

The couple is always looking for fun events to host at their bar, and the ugly sweater party was an idea they had seen and heard of but had yet to host themselves.

"We want to separate ourselves from other people and thought it would be something fun to do," she said.

The entire staff at the Golden Gecko will be dressed in ugly sweaters, too, Sandoval said.

But some of her employees said they're having a hard time finding them. The shortage in the thrift stores and second-hand shops is creating a challenge for them.

Her solution is to host a crafting party. Before the party, Sandoval and her staff will be getting together to make or add to their sweaters.

"We'll see how ugly we can make them," she said with a giggle.

Where did all the ugly sweaters go?



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