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Ladies who are tired of being cooped up at home this winter can join friends and family for a night on the town with just the girls on Friday, March 15 for Killbuck Ladies' Night Out.
The merchants will be open from 5-8 p.m. with everyone invited to VFW Post 7079 afterward for karaoke and a live disc jockey from Fall House Productions.
Now in its eighth year, the event features a night of shopping, pampering and other fun activities. Each of the participating merchants will offer a discount, refreshment, special or service that will be unique from their normal operations.
"We are sick of winter!" said New Image Salon owner Debi Stadler. "This is a fun way to say goodbye to winter, get ready for spring and get people out and about."
Participating businesses include the downtown shops of New Image Salon, The Vinery, Wines at the Arbor, Quick Chek, the Pizza Parlor II, P & G Market and the Killbuck Community Museum.
"The museum is open that night and people can tour it, which we encourage them to do because it isn't usually open this time of year," said Stadler.
At New Image Salon, ladies can get primped and pampered in style with mini manicures, parafin hand dips, eyebrow waxing, hair stencils and more.
Inside the museum will be representatives from Every Woman's House, Hair for Hope and Relay for Life.
The Killbuck Community Library will be open hosting crafts for kids. Girl Scout Troop 777 will be on-site selling girl scout cookies.
In addition, Discount/Surplus Shop, the Killbuck Sweet Shoppe, Harvest Thrift Store and the Killbuck Methodist Church will have something to offer. Garver's Marathon will offer full service to any visiting guests and every shop on the list will offer discounts, deals and special activities.
The Discount/Surplus Shop, which offers new and used merchandise at wholesale prices, will be offering 25 percent off.
For the first year, new business Creekside Coffeehouse & Cafe will be open for Ladies' Night Out.
"We'll be open with a special menu, live music and we'll have wine," said Creekside Coffeehouse & Cafe Owner Erin Obrst.
The special menu will feature wine and a dessert, a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches as well as the shop's signature specialty coffee drinks. A Ladies' Night Out specialty drink will be available.
Next door, wine and champagne tasting will be held at Wines at the Arbor. Ladies can sip while enjoying refreshments.
Owner Dana Arnold said this special tasting is always a hit at Ladies' Night Out at Wines at the Arbor, which is usually filled with samplers.
The Vinery, which will be open for business, will host Deb Burgess from Silpada Jewelry.
Representatives from Mary Kay, Scentsy, Grace Adele, Tastefully Simple, Miche, Dream Tree Water Filtration and more will also be in attendance, with more being added, along with various other consultants scattered throughout downtown locations selling items like purses, candles, make up and jewelry.
At Harvest Thrift Store, stop in for shopping and relaxation.
The store will be open for sales while Active Chiropractic will be in-store offering chair massages.
"I'm also having a special -- Stuff A Bag of Clothes for $5," said Harvest Thrift Store manager Heather Mackey.
For the fourth year in a row, a hayride will carry ladies to and from the downtown and the stops that are spread out across the village.
A hair service for girls called "Twisted Glitter," will be offered at New Image.
The hayrides, the crafts and the countless activities make this night a family-friendly bonding time for mothers, daughters and friends.