Some Florida grannies are taking off their clothes for a little scrilla these days:
It all started because women in town wanted to raise money to remodel the kitchen at American Legion Post 127, a popular gathering spot in Lake Helen for veterans. In the past, the ladies had held bake sales, but they found they were only netting a few hundred dollars. Remodeling expenses would likely be in the thousands.
That’s when Pat Chadwick, editor of the Lake Helen City Observer newsletter, suggested putting together a calendar featuring some of the town’s older women baring it all. Soon, the 2012 Ladies of 32744 calendar was born. The calendar’s title refers to Lake Helen’s ZIP code.”We’ve been having a blast ever since,” Chadwick said. “We can be quite daring in Lake Helen, I guess.”
The calendar girls don’t show too much skin. Chadwick, who photographed the women, said she opted for tasteful rather than raunchy portraits. Betty Pfahler is the oldest calendar girl at 87. The youngest is 44.
Pfahler posed with nothing more than a long, white veil and a bouquet of flowers to cover her. She had never modeled for a calendar before — not even in her younger days. “I think it sends a good message,” Pfahler said. “You can have fun at any age — just keep a positive outlook.”
Get it grannies!! We ain’t mad at ’em!