GREENVILLE – Greenville Business & Professional Women’s Club (BPW) guests and members recently enjoyed shopping, food and fashion at their successful annual guest night “What a Girl Wants” event on Oct. 10. The evening started with shopping at 4One Apparel in Arcanum and in Greenville at Beanz Buttercream Bakery, Expressions of Tyme, Happily Ever Co, Merle Norman, Natural Path, Refined Purveyors, Sadie Grace, Shelly’s Antiques, Sweet Annie’s Cabin, Wieland Jewelers , and Youniques, who offered discounts and treats to shoppers with tickets for the event. The event then moved to the VFW on Ohio Street with social time, vendors, silent auction, and appetizers catered by J’s Country Store. Several door prizes were given out and a 50/50 raffle drawing was held.
Committee chair Debbie Niekamp along with committee members Vicki Cost, Susan Fowble, Peggy Foutz, Desteni Mason, Kristina Heath, Kim Fisher, Susan Shields, Deb Shiverdecker, and Lucie Pohl treated those in attendance to a fashion show with styles from 4 One Apparel, Youniques, and Happily Ever Co emceed by Kristina Heath.
The ‘super raffle’ was launched with a chance to win one of five prizes: a 14 Karat white gold necklace and earrings with crystals (Wieland Jewelers), a 39” Element Smart TV (Performance Mortgage), KitchenAid 5 Speed Blender (KitchenAid), $100 package of Dining Gift Cards (Deb & Gene Niekamp) or a Relaxation Massage (Escape Spa). Super Raffle tickets are available at Merle Norman at 309 S. Broadway, Greenville or by contacting Susan Shields at 937/548-2592 or Debbie Niekamp at 419/305-2178 or any BPW member. The drawing will be held at the Club’s meeting on December 12th. The winner does not need to be present to win. Tickets are $2.00 each or 6 for $10.00.
Special thanks to all those who attended as well as the following vendors, silent auction donors, and members for making this event a success: Deb & Gene Niekamp, Performance Mortgage, Wieland Jewelers, KitchenAid, Escape Spa (Amanda Baker), Youniques, 4 One Apparel, Happily Ever Co, Merle Norman (Pam Sharp), Brown Bag Soap Company (Leona Douglas), Touchstone Crystal (Glenna Martin), Ashley’s Boutique (Ashley Fox), Color Street Stylist (Nicole Hackett), Lilla Rose, MzTickle Creations (Tiana Brown), Young Living Oils (Connie Sowry), A&B Coffee & Cake, Ault, Henderson & Lewis, Beanz Buttercream Bakery, Bread of Life, Chillz, The Cozy Nest, Double M Diner, The Flower Patch, Darke County Center for the Arts, Greenville National Bank, Second National Bank, Greenville Federal Bank, Leigh Fletcher, Creations Salon, Helen’s Flowers, Longaberger (Kathy O’Dell), Mary Kay (Brenda James), Damsel in Defense (Melissa Barhorst), Pampered Chef (Tammy Riffle),Sunset Awards, Susan Fowble, Susan Shields, Vicki Cost, Kristina Heath, Biller Stamps & Engraving (Maria Moore), Refined Purveyors, Sadie Grace, Shelly’s Antiques, Studio 1, Sweet Annie’s Cabin, The Coffee Pot, Darke Co. Parks & Recreation, Domino’s, Hansbarger’s, Hot Heads, JT’s Bar & Grill, Marco’s Pizza, McDonalds, The Merchant House, Montage, Taco Bell, The Winery At Versailles, Norwex (Tammy Dietrich), Natural Path, Posh (Kim Bohler), Rapid Fired Pizza, The Bistro, Escape Spa (Amanda Baker), Sloopy’s, and VFW Post 7262.
The Greenville BPW Club’s mission is to achieve equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education, and information. The Club holds fund raisers throughout the year to raise money to grant scholarships to the young women of Darke County. Evening meetings are held the second Thursday of every month for a dinner meeting. Those interested in learning more about the Club can contact Membership Chair Sonya Crist at 937/423-3657 or firstname.lastname@example.org