Mar 18 2009

Get Pampered This Weekend

Published by Donna Muta at 3:35 pm under Special Events

Ladies:  Stressed?  Tired?  Experiencing unloved syndrome?  Here’s your solution:  The 7th Annual Pampered Woman Show this weekend at the Jean Shepherd Community Center in Hammond.  This show is designed to provide products, services and information to women who want to improve their quality of life.  And we throw in some fine entertainment, too.  With the help of the Hammond Area Career Center School of Cosmetology, Concepts in Massage of Griffith, and our fantastic vendors, we literally turn the Shepherd Center into a low-cost spa and shopping center.  You can schedule yourself for spa services.  While you’re waiting for your appointment time, shop the over 100 vendors and take in some of the fun and informative main stage action.  We do free door prize drawings and if you are among the first 300 who enter our doors each day, you’ll receive a free goodie bag.

Prices for services at this show are kept to a minimum so that people, who normally would not take part in receiving these types of services because of cost, would be able to do so at the show.  The admission price is $5; children under 12 are free.  Chair massages are $1 per minute with a 15 minute minimum and a low $2 service fee.  So a fabuloso 15 minute chair massage would cost you only $17!  Concepts sets up a private and pretty massage room that is very quiet and calming.  Just a short work over and you’re good to go!  Want more?  No problem.  Concepts does table massages for up to 60 minutes, including hot stone, hand and foot treatments and reflexology.  If your goal is to eliminate stress, this is undeniably your answer!

The Career Center has fully supervised students set up a mani-pedi room as part of their hands-on training.  Natural nail manicures are only $12, while pedicures are $22.  Facial waxing is just $7.  The school uses the proceeds from this show to attend the Hair Show at McCormick Place for their annual field trip.  They otherwise would not have the funds to take their trip.  So get your nails done for a worthy cause.

Speaking of a worthy cause, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana has teamed up with One in a Million Boxing for the “fight” against hunger in our area.  Two world champion female boxers, Gary’s own Mary McGee and Cedar Lake born Kristy Follmar, will bout at the Civic Center on April 25.  During our show this weekend, the ladies will be available for photos and autographs from noon until 2pm each day for anyone who brings in a non-perishable food item.  If you can’t make it during that time of day, that’s okay.  Still bring in your non-perishable food item, and the ladies will have some extra glossies for you to take along.  Just visit the Food Bank’s booth.

The show is from 10a-5p on Saturday and 11a-4p on Sunday.  Call 219.853.6378 or visit for more information.  Let the guys watch basketball, we’ve got Girl Power!

Donna Muta

Special Events Coordinator

Hammond Parks & Recreation

2 Responses to “Get Pampered This Weekend”

  1. Dianeon 02 Apr 2009 at 7:25 am

    I have never missed a Pampered Woman show since it started. I just feel the need to say that it was so much better when it was at the Civic center. It seemed like there were so many more participants and so much more room to move around. Also I really miss the wine tasting and the bar. It was nice to have a little drink and walk around and be with friends. I just think it was a much more relaxed atmosphere when it was at the Civic center and they had the fashion show and the guys dressed in tuxes. I think the “goodie bag” was so much better then too. I still won’t miss going to it, but I hope it goes back to its original form soon.

  2. Lisaon 09 Apr 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Does anyone know the name of the nut company that was there?? they had the coated nuts and they were DELICIOUS! i forgot to save the name and have been craving them since!!

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