Congratulations Tammy Kiefer
Marilyn Monroe Look-a-Like Winner 2013!

3rd Annual

Marilyn Monroe  Day

Saturday, June 1st

Chit Chat Cafe, Thornton

The 3rd Annual "Remember Marilyn" Dinner will be held Saturday, June 1, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. At the Chit Chat Cafe in Thornton Sponsored by the Chit Chat Cafe and KLMJ Radio in Hampton.

The inaugural event, was held at the Chit Chat Cafe to recognize what would have been Marilyn Monroe's 85th birthday, on June 1, 2011. Richard Dorenkamp, who owns the Chit Chat Cafe, has been collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia since her tragic death in August, 1962. The Chit Chat Cafe features a Marilyn Monroe "Wall of Fame" and is decorated throughout the cafe with collectibles and memories from her life.

The Chit Chat Cafe hosted KLMJ's second annual "Remember Marilyn" night on June 1, 2012. In addition to the dinner, and Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, a look alike and talent contest were held as part of the evening's festivities. The audience voted on the look alike winner by casting ballots, and 2011's look alike winner, Karla Peter of Latimer returned with her twin sister Marla Schlichting from Meservey who tied for third place among the ballots cast. The runner-up was Tammy Kiefer from Thornton, and Hansell's Kalynn Rowen was voted as the contestant who most resembled Marilyn Monroe. Rowen was also chosen by crowd applause as the winner of the talent contest following her performance of the Marilyn Monroe song, "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend". Each contestant in the look alike contest received two tickets to see Foreigner in Fort Dodge on June 15th, and as the winner Kaylynn Rowen received a basket of flowers, and a gift basket that included pearls among other gifts. The Chit Chat Cafe received over 80 advance reservations for the event, and served more than 100 patrons. 2012 was the 50th Anniversary of the death of film and cultural icon Marilyn Monroe. 

Reservations are now being accepted, at the Chit Chat Cafe, for the 3rd annual "Remember Marilyn" dinner, Saturday, June 1, 2013. That day, KLMJ Radio will go back to 1962 and play hit songs from that era, along with Marilyn Monroe trivia. KLMJ will be broadcasting live from the Chit Chat Cafe June 1st, from 3:00 till 6:00 p.m.

For more information contact: Shirley Proctor at the Chit Chat Cafe, 641-998-2754, Craig Donnelly, KLMJ Radio, 641-456-5656,

  • There will be a Marilyn look-a-like Contest

  • Marilyn Monroe Trivia on 104.9 KLMJ

  • A "Remember Marilyn Monroe" Dinner, served from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Chit Chat Cafe


Click here for video from 2012     |     Click here for photos from 2012
Click here for an interview with Kalynn Rowen

Some pictures of Karla Peter from 2011.