(BEDFORD) – More than 80 vendors participated in the 2020 Women’s Expo, presented by Air Master Heating & Air, on Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County.
This year brought some first-time vendors and others who return every year.
“We have sanitizers like no THC based CBD oils and I am just looking forward to meeting people today,” said Susan Waltz, of Nashville. This would make Susan’s first time at the Woman’s Expo.
Despite the restrictions to keep everyone healthy and safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many found it refreshing to get out of the house and shop.
“I come every year,” said Mary Hanks. “I brought my granddaughter along with my great-grandson today. We love the expo.”
Attendees could purchase anything from skincare products, bras, necklaces, earrings, t-shirts, and physical fitness training sessions. Vendors were excited to see the long line of customers who braved the warm temperatures Saturday.
The business climate may be challenging amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but many of the businesses that WBIW spoke with Saturday said they have been marketing their products through online sales.
“This is our first year at the Woman’s Expo, and we sell t-shirts, hats, and anything customized,” said Ashley Mesorah. “Our online sales have done really fine this year and we are happy we are here and hoping for a big crowd today.”
Emily Loveland Queary, of Paoli, said “I am hoping to connect with local women. I am a life coach, I love helping women connect a path to their dreams. I especially love helping a woman find their unique purpose and making money doing it.”
Orange Leaf had a selection of ice cream for those who attended to cool off and enjoy a treat.
Some attendees to the Woman’s Expo were winners of Lady Luck Bucks. These lucky winners were able to use this prize to purchase $50 worth of products from vendors for free.
Here is a list of our Lady Luck Buck Winners:
- Marylin Tarr – 10:30 a.m. winner
- Tracy Arnold – 11 a.m. winner
- Nicole Perry – 11:30 a.m. winner
- Jedda Pinnick – 12 p.m. winner
- Pam Neal – 1:00 p.m. winner
- Cyndi Parker – 1:30 p.m. winner
- Mary Higgs – 2:00 p.m. winner
- Kara Norris – 2:30 p.m. winner
In addition to a few newcomers to the Women’s Expo, there were the regular vendors and attendees who return year after year. They say the expo is one of the best events as far as sales and reaching a large number of customers.