“We usually pick a theme for the night — something that’s going to be fun for our participants. It’s summer, and we picked a Hawaiian theme for this event. There will be ukulele players throughout downtown, and we have a cut-out board for photo opportunities, where you can stand with a surfer in your luau outfit, and have your picture taken with your girlfriends,” said Donna Cox, executive director, Main Street Lebanon.
Cox said many of the merchants’ stores will be decorated, sharing in the Hawaiian theme. They will also offer light refreshments throughout the evening.
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Downtown Lebanon is about a four-square-block area. There will be signs directing shoppers throughout downtown.
A variety of shopping is available — from clothing, jewelry and gifts to food, flowers, antiques and other specialty shops. One of which is The Village Parlor, an ice cream parlor in town where several Hollywood movies have been filmed.
There’s also a lot of history to appreciate, including the Golden Lamb, Warren County Historical Society, The Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (LM&M Railroad) and Glendower Mansion.
“Downtown Lebanon is such a unique area, and we love to show off our town,” Cox said.
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Many of the specials Girls' Night Out specials will be mentioned on Main Street Lebanon's Facebook page via the Girls' Night Out event page.
Upon arrival, stop by the gazebo next to the Golden Lamb to register and receive a punch card. Ask about chances to win a $100 gift certificate to shop anywhere in downtown Lebanon and a VIP gift basket drawing.
VIP shopping bags are available for $5 and include coupons and special offers (limit of 100 VIP shopping bags.)
“This brings so many women out and it’s so much fun. It’s like a big party. It brings a lot of people into my store. We have a lot of fun,” said Becky Gebhart, marketing chair of Girls’ Night Out and owner of Picture This, which will be running BOGO specials (buy one, get one free or at half price deals). Picture This specializes in custom framing and also carries a lot of items for women, including a wine accessories area, a new line of handbags, jewelry, scarves and other gift items.
“Participants will discover new places for them to shop, and new things they didn’t expect to find,” Gebhart said.
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WANT TO GO?
What: Girls' Night Out
When: Saturday, Aug. 12, 4-9 p.m. (Stores will be open regular operating hours.)
Where: Downtown Lebanon
Admission: Free. VIP shopping bags are available for $5 and include coupons and special offers (limit of 100 VIP shopping bags.)
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