(BEDFORD) – The Limestone Boys and Girls Club was packed Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. with vendors, offering products, services, and a variety of information related to women’s issues at the 1340 WBIW, Lite FM 102.5 and WQRK 105.5 FM 2019 Women’s Expo. This year will mark the fourth year of the free community event.
Owner and President of the local radio group, Holly Davis, stated this year Women’s Expo was a huge success.
“The station group hosts four free events each year, with the Women’s Expo being only four years in the making.”
Davis is ecstatic to report vendor booth space was sold out this year with more than 90 booths for those attending to visit.
“The Women’s Expo attracted vendors from larger markets to include Indianapolis businesses,” she added. “There were more than 3,000 visitors who attended this years event. Our team is now in the planning stages for the next free community event which is the Senior Fair. The Senior Fair is only five weeks away and will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church on 508 Fellowship Drive in Bedford.”
“1340 WBIW, Lite FM 102.5 and WQRK 105.5 FM have been serving our Southern Indiana Communities since 1949 and are proud to put on these free community events”, Davis added.
Free drawings, food, and even some dancing took place at the event.
“I was first in line, and I love going to the Woman’s Expo,” said Hope Terrell of Mitchell.
Wilma Walls of Paoli commented on how she likes the displays and variety of information offered from insurance and banking groups. She also enjoys a good opportunity to find out about other groups and services.
An issue that a lot of women were interested in this year was Self Defense and Protection Issues.
Angee’s Guns, located at 2824 Washington Avenue, will conduct a National Rifle Association Course, “Refuse to be a Victim.” The program teaches tips and techniques where you need to be alerted to dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. Seminars are held across the nation and are open to men and women of all ages. The seminar will be held on April 6, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.. You can go to http://rtbav.nra.org for more information. There is a 25 student limit for the course. This is a National Rifle Association Certified Course. Call Angees Guns at 812-675-5320.
Another demonstration of Introduction to self-defense was displayed by Lucas Martial Arts in Bedford. Several women of all ages attended at their 1:30 p.m. demonstration. Lucas Martial Arts offers a variety of Self Defense offerings and helpful hints on how not to be a victim of a violent crime. They also offer tips on how to be situation aware. Course offerings based on demand can be introductory to more advanced Self Defense skills.
They demonstrated what to do if someone randomly attacked you, how to react if a weapon was actually used in an attack, as well as ensuring you are doing all you can not be a victim. Lucas Martial Arts is located at 715 6th Street in Bedford, and they can be contacted at 812-277-0717.
And for those in the wanting to improve fitness and health, Anytime Fitness offers a variety of fitness programs to put your life back into a fit and balanced lifestyle. In the first couple of sessions, a personal trainer evaluates muscle and compensation techniques to make sure workouts and fitness routines are safe and not injure the body. Then they evaluate what type of personal goals you are trying to achieve. They offer a variety of men and women’s programs to get you into a healthier lifestyle.
The Expo was a fun experience with drawings of “Lady Luck Bucks” that allowed attendees to enter in a drawing and get $50 bucks in spending on merchandise in the venue which created a lot of excitement. Pam Wessell of Bedford stated, “this is my third year coming and I enjoy seeing what sparks my interest. Each year is different and we love coming.”
Not one person can come out of the event empty-handed. Jewelry, crafts, and health care products were available; many left the event with bags full of goodies. The event always has something to offer for people of all ages. This year’s Expo did not disappoint, and many got to meet new and old friends.
We will look for you at next year’s Expo.