STANTON — Ladies, call your girlfriends, hire a sitter, lock your husbands up and head out for the first Stanton Ladies Expo on Sept. 15.
Sisters Jesica and Milessa Scott, of Greenville and Stanton, respectively, have come together to organize the debut event as a way to showcase area businesses and raise funds for a worthy cause as well.
Last year, the sisters coordinated the Mom Prom, which raised money for research for a cure for juvenile diabetes. Jesica Scott took on this cause as a way to help those afflicted with the disease, including her stepson who was diagnosed nine years ago.
With the Scotts’ grandmother recently being diagnosed with breast cancer, the sisters decided to take on breast cancer research as their cause this year.
The Ladies Expo will feature more than 30 vendors and will reward the first 25 entrants with goodie bags filled with items from the show. It is the Scotts’ hope that the expo will raise enough funds to cover the cost of a disc jockey for the 2013 Mom Prom.
In addition to vendors, there will also be salons present and staff from the Carson City Center for Women’s Health. The Scotts anticipate a successful event, as do participating vendors.
“I was surprised that on the first day I had it (the Expo) listed on Facebook, I received 22 responses,” Jesica Scott said.
The sisters seem to have a knack for getting events organized and piquing the interest of those in the community to also be involved.
Shannon Kilduff is an independent sales representative with Mary Kay and will offer product samples as well as opportunity for others to become a Mary Kay sales consultant. Kilduff was immediately interested in being involved with the Ladies Expo when she heard that the sisters were heading it up. Kilduff was involved in the Mom Prom and even won the illustrious “Tackiest Dress” award.
Kilduff is, of course, hoping to make some sales at the event, but her reasons for participating go beyond.
“I wanted to support their cause again, I think they did a great job with the Mom Prom and raising funds for juvenile diabetes,” Kilduff said.
The Stanton Ladies Expo is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Stanton American Legion. Food will be available at the American Legion. Admission is free.
Call Jesica Scott at (616) 901-3435 for more information.