Any other time of the year, ugly sweaters recall the sartorial excesses of Dr. Huxtable, or just plain bad taste. During the holidays, though, they take on a different, more playful dimension, with the owners of hideous knits and gauche, screen-printed cottons drawing them from their closets to show them off at parties. One such gathering is on the horizon: the CopenRoss Ugly Sweater Contest. The growler fill station on Overland Road will throw open its doors to all comers for a rib dinner and $1 off pints of Payette Brewing beer. Participants in the contest should arrive early to get more votes, and at the end of the evening, CopenRoss and Payette will dole out prizes for the ugliest, most festive and most recycled/thrift-store-cheesy sweaters in attendance.