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Shop til you drop at the ladies’ summer soiree in Springville

SPRINGVILLE — Local ladies can take a day to get out on the town, during the first Ladies’ Summer Soiree on Aug. 24 from noon – 5 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by the Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, will give moms and daughters, sisters and friends a chance to shop until they drop and learn something along the way, according to SACC Executive Director Erika Thurkins.

Event headquarters will be at the Concord Town Hall, where a vendors’ gallery will feature several local home businesses that offer many products and services. There will also be a ticket auction and two raffle opportunities on offer.

The “Shop-til-You Drop” Grand Raffle will involve community-wide collaboration, with various businesses. With each purchase participants make, they will receive a ticket that makes them eligible for the grand prize that includes a Kindle Paperwhite.

“Our goal is to promote our area’s businesses, in a fun and spirited way,” said Thurkins. “My hope is that this event will provide a fun afternoon for many who are looking for a local ‘vacation,’ a girl’s day out, or just something cool to do on a Saturday.”

Beans-to-Brew Café will be hosting a spa oasis, in conjunction with the event, including chair massages from therapist Sammie Neason. Other local businesses will have their own offers, promotions and activities, in the spirit of the event.

The event schedule will include a welcome at noon and a high noon tea talk, with Luanne from Purr-fect Tea & Gift Emporium, from noon – 1 p.m. From 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Sherri Papich will give a talk and demonstration on organization. At 2 p.m., Carolyn from the Fabric Cottage will lead a “make and take” Christmas ornament craft hour. The afternoon will wrap up with a fashion show, featuring outfits and accessories from area stores.

Thurkins said the idea for the soiree comes from an event she helped organize at the winery where she worked, before heading up the SACC.

“I thought that applying the event to a community setting would be a great way to bring people out to support local business, to bring people together for economic development and just a fun activity,” Thurkins explained. “So, I hit the pavement and started working on it, listening to what people had to say about what they wanted from the chamber, from how things were done in the past and what they’re looking for, as we go forward.”

The fashion show will feature offerings from My Best Friend’s Closet, Carolsel Shop, maurice’s, Lulu Belle’s, Rhapsody’s and Spring Creek Pharmacy.

Vendors will feature Double Take Studio, Ada Mae’s Jewelry, Klahn’s Creation Space, Springcreek Athletic, It Works!, Tupperware, Cooper Planning Group and Organize Your Life.

Participants in the raffle are Beans-to-Brew, Carpet World, Cindy Lou’s Frozen Yogurt, DonChelle Salon, Jake’s Greenhouse, LuLu Belles, maurice’s, My Best Friends Closet, Rhapsody’s, Route 219 Antiques, Shamel Milling Co., Sheret Jewelers, Springcreek Pharmacy, Springville Antique Co-op, Springville Music Center, Springville Pawn Shop, The Carolsel Shop, The Fabric Cottage, The Meat Shoppe, The Trading Post, Witter Davis and Village Optical.

For more information, call the chamber office at 592-4746 or email


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