Wow, what a weekend!!! We just wrapped up our 2019 Women's Day Out and we had such a wonderful time! Over 40 vendors came out in order to help contribute to this event. We had Pink Zebra, Pampered Chef, Kelly's Cupcakes and so many more! Friday was set up day at 210 @ the Tracks, and our vendors were entering the doors at 830 AM that morning to start their day. We staggered our set up times in order to help accommodate vendors and their needs, and it was great success on both sides. By 5 PM all vendors had moved in and we were ready to open our doors to our Sponsors for the evening.
At 6 PM the festivities began with a catered dinner from Local Joe's Bar-B-Que and we must say, it was delicious as always! Next came our live auction where sponsors, vendors and guest were able to bid on some wonderful items donated by a host of contributors. Our celebrity guest speaker Ladonna Gatlin took the stage next and provided everyone with a wonderful show!
Saturday was the main event with doors opening at 9 AM. Tickets for the show were $5.00 each or you could up grade to the Gold Arm Band for $8.00. This arm band allowed our vendors to offer special discounts exclusively to these shoppers! Characters Theatre took stage at 10:00 AM and preformed various songs from their 2019 season. It was wonderful to have the event space filled with such beautiful music! Combat Survival of Alabama then presented several self-defense techniques and our own member Nina King took the stage in assisting them! We also like to send a special thanks to Bama Bred for providing our fashion show for the evening. And of course Ladonna Gatlin took the stage once more to grace us with her wonderful singing and to speak on growing up Gatlin!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us for this event! We had such a wonderful show that we are already planning our next show, so stay tuned for information on that!
It's 8 AM and we are ready for move in! Altrusa member's worked hard to provide a wonderful space for this event!
It is less than 24 hours until we open our first Women's Day Out event at 210 @ the Tracks and the air is filled with excitement and anxiety. Do we have enough food? Will the vendors enjoy the show? Will our shoppers enjoy the show? But we have all worked hard and long, and we know that we have done the best that we can and are ready to learn what we can for the next show. We are excited to see the turn out of all our hard work! So come out and join us Friday night and Saturday at 210 @ the Tracks and enjoy the fruits of our labor!
There was not much more news from our May meeting. We still have some members who need our prayers and uplifting as they go through the toils of their lives. So we shall pray for our family, and know that His plan may not always be our plan, but His is the ultimate plan.
If we missed you at our last meeting, we hope to see you at our next meeting on 21JUN2019. As always we will meet in the Tea Room at the Senior Activity Center in Downtown Gadsden. If you are not a member and are interested in becoming a member, please feel free to reach out to us, we would be more than happy to have you!
I am Scott Browning and I am the newest member of Altrusa International of Gadsden, however, I have been a volunteer of theirs for a while now. I became a member because I wanted to do something to give back to my community. I look forward to what I can contribute to the club my many talents and time.