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The Greenhorn Valley Chamber of Commerce added some exciting new twists to the 3rd Annual Women’s Day Out last Saturday at the KOA Kampground in Colorado City. This year the event expanded to the park area outside and offered more of a family atmosphere. With a jump house, exhibits and demonstrations by the Steel City Anglers and the Division of Wildlife, and entertainment by local musicians Sonny Hood and Bob Flinn, as well as, State Fair entertainer Lance Valliant, there was truly something for everyone.
Inside, the more traditional Women’s Day Out featured an opportunity for women to spend the day together, have their nails and hair done, select beautiful jewelry for themselves or gifts, and even sample the latest and greatest Chocolate Wine. Event coordinator and chamber president, Jeannie Medina, commented that the quality of the vendors was excellent and included those traveling from as far away as Canon City, Penrose, Walsenburg, and La Veta.
“It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves this year, including the husbands visiting outdoors,” stated Medina. “We tried some new twists for the Women’s Day Out this year and it seemed to work. It was a result of the whole chamber’s efforts and I was so happy to hear vendors from other communities compliment our chamber and what we are doing for the valley. I have seen these events grow and become bigger and better. I love to hear vendors ask to come back and I can’t wait until next year.” .
According to coordinator and chamber secretary, Karon Banta there was a good turn out for the event this year. She added that attendees included some of the campers at the KOA who made the Women’s Day Out part of their visit to the area. Banta added, "I heard from several women who had scheduling conflicts this summer and said they missed being able to attend."
Medina and Banta both thanked the businesses and vendors who donated door prizes this year, especially recognizing San Isabel Electric, Fast Break Liquor and the many vendors.