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Brad's Beat: Joplin Ornament Club
By Brad Douglas
JOPLIN, MO.--- For a group of Joplin collectors, it's Christmas all year round. The Joplin Ornament Club has been meeting for 21 years. Some collectors have a few thousand in their collection. They share stories, trade ornaments and discuss the new ornaments that are released each year. Collectors say there are ornaments for everyone's taste.
"They make a lot of ornaments because there's a lot of them. I have a child that loves Nightmare Before Christmas ones. I don't understand it, but it makes her happy so who cares," said Karon Wheat, Ornament Collector.
There are more than 40 members in the Joplin Ornament Club, and they meet six times a year.