Roper Romp comes to Bethel this weekend

"We're going to be able to collect food for the food pantry. Thanksgiving and Christmas is coming up, so it's a great cause and we're not charging anything," said Genée West.

Mark Sudol

Oct 20, 2023, 9:33 PM

Updated 267 days ago

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Two local women are hoping they can attract a big crowd this weekend.
They are joining a craze that's taking the country by storm - all to raise money for a good cause.
"Come and knock on our door. We've been waiting for you," is part of the theme to the hit 70's TV show "Three's Company."
Randi Ferris and Genée West, from Bethel, are hoping people will come knocking this weekend.
They are already dressed up like Helen Roper from the show.
"She was always a free spirit, she wore what she wanted, she said what she wanted. Was sassy," said Ferris.
The two "Helens" are holding a Helen-Ween Roper Romp on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Molten Java in Bethel.
"We're going to be able to collect food for the food pantry. Thanksgiving and Christmas is coming up, so it's a great cause and we're not charging anything," said West.
Roper Romps have been popping up all over the country.
Most people dress up like Helen, but there are also some people dressing up like her TV husband Stanley, too.
Suzanne Somers, who played "Chrissy Snow" on "Three's Company," died recently.
Ferris says when she was a kid, she wanted to be like Chrissy.
"She was an icon for feminism where she fought for equal pay on her show which she was the first person to do that," said Ferris.
The two Helens are getting the word out about Sunday and don't know how many people to expect.
"Could be like 20, it could be 100," said West.
So get a red curly wig and a colorful caftan and have a ball.


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