Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women is coming soon!

By | March 21, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
It’s almost here!!
The second annual Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women will arrive in just a few weeks and this year promises excitement and big prizes.
Last year marked the first year of the event, and this year the grand prize is a $3,000 shopping spree from Morgan Furniture Center.
All ticket holders will be eligible for the drawing and must be present to win.
The $3,000 shopping spree includes all merchandise of regular retail price —big screen television, entertainment center, carpeting, home furnishings, home accessories— that Morgan Furniture Center offers, and Don Blalock, owner of Morgan’s, is including sales tax in the prize amount (sales and other promotional discounts are not included).
“We’re looking forward to being the major sponsor for the event,” said Blalock.
“We think the Women’s Show is a wonderful opportunity for women in the area, and for the exposure it can bring Morgan Furniture Center.”
Christy Hampton, Expositor promotions director for the women’s show, has been hard at work with the advertising staff contacting former booth participants regarding the upcoming event, and they report full capacity for on-site merchants.
“We wanted to include all area businesses in our booth space at the women’s show, but the early response was overwhelming and we are filled to capacity,” Hampton said.
“However, we have created a special Women’s Show magazine which will be distributed to all guests.
That way, businesses unable to secure a booth will remain highly visible during the event.”
The 2002 Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women will begin at 10 a.m. on April 13, and tickets go on sale today at The Expositor and various community businesses.
Tickets are $5 and their number is limited, so they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, twenty percent of ticket sales will be donated for breast cancer awareness to fund a nursing scholarship at Tennessee Technological University.
“Breast cancer awareness is very important for both women and men,” said Suzanne Dickerson, Expositor publisher.
“We are delighted to be able to help fund this scholarship.”
There will be many activities at the show.
White County Community Hospital will be offering a miniature health fair at their booth which will include blood pressure checks, cholesterol screening and various health information.
There will also be fashion shows for toddlers to adults featuring jewelry and apparel for all ages and sizes.
“We are vigorously promoting the show and we have a couple of big surprises in the works,” said Hampton, adding the first 100 people through the door will receive a free hand-painted garden decoration.
Entertainment will be provided by the White County High School Drama Club.
They will be presenting highlights from the musical, Hello Dolly!
There will be door prizes given away throughout the day with the grand prize awarded at the close of the event.
“I’m a little overwhelmed right now,” said Hampton referring to the enormity of coordinating such an event.
“But I know all the ladies attending this year’s women’s show will be overwhelmed with delight when they arrive at the show.
There are so many bargains and activities planned.”
For businesses interested in appearing in the women’s show magazine, please contact the advertising department at The Expositor.
The phone number is 836-3284, and the deadline for a magazine advertisement is April 3.
“As a woman, I am very excited about the $3,000 shopping spree,” said Hampton, even though Expositor employees are ineligible for the drawing.
“I can think of several ways I could spend $3,000 — anybody that knows me knows I could spend that in a heartbeat!”

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