The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Christmas with the Kleins

Hartley couple dazzles neighborhood with holiday displays


December 24, 2020


Jerry and Carole Klein's Christmas collection has grown exponentially over the years, but it all started with two candles Carole purchased at a rummage sale decades ago.

There's no doubting Jerry and Carole Klein's Christmas spirit.

The couple's home has become legendary in Hartley thanks to its elaborate holiday displays each December. You can't miss it, either. A quick drive through the Kleins' First Street Southwest neighborhood will prove they're the perennial Christmas cheer champions in Hartley, a title in which they take pride.

"I don't want to put it up the same exact way every year. I try to change it up," said Jerry. "I like to see if people notice."

The couple's collection has humble beginnings. Carole purchased two large yard candles while perus...

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