Women’s Expo around the corner
It is that time again for women from all over Great Bend and the surrounding communities to come together under one roof for much anticipated fun.
The Great Bend Tribune’s annual Women’s Expo takes place from 3:30 -7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Great Bend Events Center located at 3111 10th St. Admission is free as always and tickets are available at the Tribune office located at 2012 Forest, at the door, or firstname.lastname@example.org/womensexpo.
The expo gives women an opportunity to see what is going on in ways of fashion and beauty, health, home life, medical care, fitness and other matters that are important to women’s way of life as well the opportunity to sample products and services at little or no charge.
Flu shots will be available this year. Many vendors will have retail items or services for sale as well.
This event is more than just an expo, it is a way for the community, people and businesses alike to come together and get to know who one another at a personal level and to see what is in town and what they have to offer.
“This expo is great and a lot of fun,” Brian Norder, owner of Brown’s Shoe Fit said. “It is like speed dating for business. You get to meet so many people in such a short of time and make those lasting connections with people which is very important. It gives business owners like myself the time to meet these people and build a relationship with them. Could not ask for a better time.”
This marks the 19th year for the expo in Great Bend and according to Advertising Retail Account Executive & Special Project and Event Coordinator Diane K. Lacy-Trostle the event grows every year offering more things to see and do.
The expo has become very popular with women calling in to the Tribune in August so their clubs or organizations can make plans to attend as a group. Lacy-Trostle figures that between 800 and 1,500 women walk through the doors annually.
“The expo is an exciting time for women in Great Bend and we try and make it bigger and better every year,” Lacy-Trostle said. “We have around 42 venders this year with a lot of them returning and some new ones this year. There will be plenty to see and do at the expo.”
There will be give-a-ways through out the day along with the grand prize give-a-way which is a trip to the Boot Hill Casino in Dodge City which includes: one over night stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites, a $50 gift certificate to purchase food at the Fireside Restaurant or Cowboy Cafe or merchandise from the casino and $50 in cash.
For more information about the event call the Great Bend Tribune at 620-792-1211.
Heartland Cancer Center
Great Bend Appliance, Furniture & Sleep Source
Waters True Value
C&V Home Improvement / Kansas Doors
St.Rose Health Center / HaysMed Speciality Clinics in Great Bend
Club 1 Fitness
Hoisington Country Place Senior Living & Memory Care
Great Bend Regional Hospital
10th Street Eyecare Center
Lana’s Catering & Goodies
Coldwell Banker Sell Real Estate
The Center for Counseling & Consultation
Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.
Barton Community College
Riverbend Assisted Living by Americare
Clara Barton Hospital & Clinics
RODAN+FIELDS – Joan Munge
Great Bend Public Library
Brookdale Senior Living
Family Crisis Center
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Barton County Health Department