Calling all fashionistas!
The Valdosta Daily Times is sponsoring a shopping extravaganza Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center, the Head to Toe... A Women’s Show.
With nearly 60 vendors, guests can shop boutique clothing, jewelry, home decor, gifts, services, and handmade items.
Girardin Jewelers is the master sponsor of the event, which also features booths and information provided on insurance, spas and beauty treatments, schools, healthcare, exercise and nutrition, and much more.
Admission is free, but as part of the statewide Georgia Legal Food Frenzy campaign, spearheaded locally by Coleman Talley law firm, attendees are asked to bring canned food items which will be donated locally to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
In addition, for early birds, the first 1,000 women through the door when it opens at 10 a.m. will receive a free swag bag, with giveaways, coupons and more.
Entertainment for the day includes a fashion show featuring Amanda’s Models and Talent.
Calling all fashionistas!
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