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SHOPPING FOR A CAUSE Retail Briefs Retail Briefs Girls Night Out Spanish Springs 4 to 8 p.m. July 9 JULY 2009 The third, Girls Night Out shopping event in Spanish Springs will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. July 9. The event is a fun-filled evening of shopping and supporting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Shoppers can start the evening by visiting a registration table on Spanish Springs Town Square, picking up a map and a pink wristband, and making a donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The suggested donation is $2. The map will show the locations of all the participating businesses. Shoppers who visit all the participating Spanish Springs businesses to receive a stamp and return their completed maps into the drawing boxes will be eligible for two prize drawings of gift certificates and/or merchandise donated by the businesses. The grand prize will value approximately $1,000 and the second prize will value approximately $250, with the drawings occurring around 8:30 p.m. More than 20 Spanish Springs businesses are anticipated to participate. “Since it’s the summer, we’ll have a free lemonade stand on Main Street for the shoppers. We hope women will take advantage of this event to learn more about Spanish Springs businesses and support this important cause,” said Alan Cook, owner of All Things Fine and chairman of the Girls Night Out event. Shoppers wearing pink wristbands can take advantage of special discounts and promotional sales that participating businesses will offer throughout the event. “The businesses have offered some really terrific sales in the past, plus it’s a really fun evening. Some survivors came out to the last event and met others. It was really uplifting to hear them share stories and offer support. Some women even wore pink, even though no one thought to suggest it, but it was great,” Alan said. The majority of proceeds from the event stay in Central Florida to help women fight breast cancer. “Seventy-five percent of all net proceeds stay right here in our local nine-county Central Florida community to provide diagnostic testing, screening, educational resources and treatment support to those that are underinsured or have no insurance,” said Jennifer Bradshaw, executive director of the Central Florida affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The organization values the support from the event. “Partnering with one of our local communities, like The Villages, helps to make all of this possible. We are so blessed to have partners such as the Spanish Springs businesses,” Jennifer said. GO & DO

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - July 2009

The Villages - July 2009
Wellness Center Unveils Spa-like Home
Computer Unleashes Artists
Musical Man Celebrates 10
New Residents Sport Four Legs
Sports and Recreation
Brain Exercises
Retail Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - July 2009