By Tony Parra
It was a day for the women to enjoy and learn beauty tips, personal development and health in Portales as part of the second annual Women’s Day Out.
The Portales Women’s Club helped sponsor the event along with the Roosevelt County Chamber of Comerce, Freedom Newspapers and Dillard’s Department Store.
A couple of young women from Clovis used the Women’s Day Out event to learn more beauty tips.
“There were some good tips and points made,” Kiston Sellers of Clovis said. “We (Sellers and April Hardin) received some beauty tips from Hydrations Day Spa in Clovis.”
Sellers and Hardin said they selected classes focusing on beauty tips.
“It was nice,” Hardin said about the event. “It gives us something to do in this area. There’s not enough things to do.”
The event was held at Greyhound Arena from 8 a.m. to 3:45 a.m. Women who attended were able to choose from different classes offering hints in gardening, digital photography and make-up among other offerings.
One lucky winner, Jean Sherburne of Portales, received a makeover courtesy of Hydrations Day Spa of Clovis, Solutions of Clovis, Dillards of Clovis and Beal’s.
Carol Hardin, chairman of the Portales Women’s Club and an organizer of the event, said during the day Sherburne was given a facial by Hydrations Day Spa, had her hair done by Solutions, make-up by Dillard’s and got outfit tips from Beal’s.
“I hope they learned something and that they enjoyed it enough to come back next year,” Hardin said. Hardin said hopefully it will attract new members to the Portales Women’s Club and find out more about what they do in the community. “It (the event) was really good. We had an increase in numbers over last year.”
Hardin said the event was reduced from 60 classes to 30 to focus more on the interests of women. The goal for next year’s event will be to offer the most popular activities for women.
“We want to narrow it down and focus on what women really want,” Carol Hardin said. “We want to be able to bring in more vendors, also.”
Hardin said there were 28 vendors at the event.