Jan. 1, 2017 – Slinger, WI – There’s a familiar ring of the cash register rang at Sonny’s Party & Variety as Harold ‘Sonny’ Meissner Jr. announced he was officially closing up shop.
Meissner said he wanted to thank his customers who stuck with him since he opened in 1974. The store lived through a lot of change including candy making classes, an outdoor garden center and finally the fading of the once popular five & dime.
“I’m going to miss all the people and great customers,” he said. Sonny plans to be more involved with his church; he’ll spend more time in his garden and with his family, especially his grandchildren.