Pamper Me Ladies Night Out is Thursday

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The 11th annual Pamper Me Ladies Night Out is Thursday, Nov. 28, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the EAC Activities Center.

By Jon Johnson

THATCHER — The Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College invite the ladies of the Gila Valley to attend the 11th annual Pamper Me Ladies Night Out” on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m., in the Eastern Arizona College Activities Center.

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Shaylin Farar, center, is assisted down the catwalk from helpers Makenzi, left, and Kayci Ferrin during the 3rd annual Pamper Me Ladies Night Out in 2011.

Women from all over the Gila Valley flock to the exposition to bask in the bevy of products dedicated to them. Numerous vendors offer a variety of women-centered products, including an eclectic variety of food, various spa and exercise facilities, homemade products such as soap and jewelry, specialized lotions, and, of course, beauty supplies and clothing.

Highlights for the night include the annual fashion show featuring wares available from local clothing stores and models styled by local salons. The fashion show begins at 7 p.m.   

Another popular highlight is the annual raffle and prize giveaway. Raffle tickets for vendor products are $2 or three for $5, while the raffle tickets for the larger prizes are $5 each or three for $10. This year’s raffle fundraiser will benefit Kaybri Echols. All canned goods will benefit SEACUS and the admission fee will benefit the Kaybri Echols’ family.

The event is the brainchild of EAC’s student activities director Patti Wren, who said the original purpose of the evening was to teach students how to orchestrate such an undertaking and to show the plethora of local fashion possibilities.

“Basically why I started this is I wanted the students to know that the Gila Valley does have businesses to shop at,” Wren said at the second annual event back in 2010. “They have opportunities to buy things, fun things (and) fashionable things. . .”

While Wren is the driving force behind the event, she previously said it wouldn’t be possible without the many sponsors, EAC, and the event’s committee members who spend a considerable amount of time preparing and putting on the exposition.

So ladies, take the night off and pamper yourself with an evening out while helping local vendors and a good cause. 

Admission is two non-perishable good items and $2.