There were over 100 participants who attended the “It’s a Woman Thang” Expo held this past Saturday, July 17 at La Maison de Lucy Bed & Breakfast in Alford, FL. The focus was a Clothing Swap & Wellness Inside & Out. One Marianna resident wondered, “How long has this event been going on?” When she found out it was the first time event, she was clearly amazed at the huge turn-out, especially for a summer event.
The event was sponsored by the Northwest Florida Association of Event Professionals, which is a non-profit group whose mission is to provide an outlet for professionals to network and provide quality service to its customers. Besides the venue of La Maison de Lucy, sponsors included Cherished Unions, Occasions, Sweet Stuff Bakery who provided appetizing refreshments, and Jackson Hospital who provided shopping bags. Visitors were to bring clean, undamaged clothes and “swap” them out for someone else’s clothes for free. Some women who intended to just drop their unwanted clothes were surprised to find items they could use. All the unclaimed items were donated to a charity. In addition to the clothes exchange there were vendors who were displaying their products and services.
Even before this event was over vendors and patrons alike were asking when the next one is going to be. So, ladies, if you missed this one, make sure you don’t miss the next one…it’s a one of a kind event. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list.