VIDEO: Closing the register at Sonny’s Party & Variety in Slinger. Harold Meissner Jr. says ‘Thanks’

July 14, 2019 – Slinger, WI – This story was originally published in January 2017 when Sonny’s Party & Variety Store in Slinger closed.

It was two years ago in January 2017 when Harold ‘Sonny’ Meissner Jr. announced he was officially closing up shop at Sonny’s Party & Variety in Slinger.

Click HERE for a final walk-through video.

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.



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