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MILLERSBURG -- Downtown Millersburg businesses will host an annual mid-winter party, pampering woman with a number of sales, specials and other activities for Girls Night Out from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.
"Come party as only a bunch of Millersburg girls can," Historic Downtown Executive Director Judy Lamp said. "Shops will be full of 'pampering' activities sure to make you feel like a million to help get us through these cold winter months."
Women have to go around to the different businesses and get their cards punched to enter a drawing for a grand prize.
Lamp said the evening has been happening for years and is meant for fun in the middle of winter to break up the blahs and get people ready for spring.
"It's cold out, everybody's sick of winter, and we're ready to get out and have a good time," Lamp said. "Women getting pampered, spoiling themselves, that's just good old fun. And it just keeps getting better."
Eighteen 76 Salon and Spa at 45 W. Jackson St. is one store that will be open, providing brief pampering stops for ladies, trying to show as many people possible what the salon has to offer.
"We're doing dip, powder and gel nails, chair massages, facial waxings and hair gems and colored hair extensions," Christen Troyer, salon coordinator said.
The facials and massages are the activities that spoil ladies the most.
"These activities will be discounted that evening," Troyer said. "This is an opportunity for people who don't normally spend that much money or are looking to try it for the first time."
Seven people on staff will be providing services for clients, as well as vendors selling their wares. They will also be providing goodie bags for clients with coupons and samples.
Jim Nussbaum will be doing mini massages, a few minutes at the most, to keep customers moving along.
Lamp said some of the stores will be holding drawings of their own for prizes, as well as a grand prize drawing that will be at Hotel Millersburg for a Coach Purse.
"It's a great event, probably the biggest night in all of February, if not all winter," said Bill Robinson, owner of Hotel Millersburg.
The hotel features special drinks that evening, including Chocolate Martinis, and several vendors set up shop in the hotel lobby selling female-oriented items.
"There is a lot going on that night. Plus, we discount all our rooms at least 10 percent," Robinson said. "It's a real shot in the arm for business in the middle of winter."
Reservations can be made by calling 330-674-1457.
Rue La La, S & S Mane Attractions and Becki Flinner with PineCone Cottage Candles are some of the vendors who will visit stores and display their wares.
Sue Szpila of The Jewelry Store at 97 W. Jackson St. always looks forward to the annual event.
"It brings a lot of people out, no matter what the weather," she said. "Some years it's been real bad, where my helpers couldn't even come in, but we were pleasantly crowded," she said. "S & S Mane Attraction will be here again. They've been with us every year for Girls Night Out. They're doing the Parafin hand dip. We'll also have a discount on our fashion jewelry."
Lamp added that it is a great opportunity for some smaller companies to gain exposure and let people know they are out there.
"It's a double whammy for customers that night," Lamp said. "They're not only getting the business they are going into, such as the Jewelry Store, they are also getting S & S Mane Attraction."
New businesses in town are looking forward to being a part of the fun.
"We are proud to be a Heritage Ohio Main Street Community, continually working on revitalization efforts in our downtown," Lamp said.
"HDM offers unique shopping, dining, pubs, lodging, museums, and recreation. In our downtown, merchandise is hand-crafted by local artisans, and everyone is greeted with a smile."