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Girls Night Out: Popular event returns to The Landing

Alice Henderson, military family member, gets pampered as she gets her eyebrows shaped by India Moorhead, Rituals Day Spa of Dothan, as her friend, Venus McCullough, takes a photo at last year’s Girls Night Out. (Photo by Nathan Pfau)

Alice Henderson, military family member, gets pampered as she gets her eyebrows shaped by India Moorhead, Rituals Day Spa of Dothan, as her friend, Venus McCullough, takes a photo at last year’s Girls Night Out. (Photo by Nathan Pfau)

Published: February 18, 2016

FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Feb. 18, 2016) -- One of Fort Rucker’s most popular events is returning to The Landing to provide ladies of the Wiregrass a special night out, and Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials promise a night to remember.

Girls’ Night Out comes back to the ballroom at The Landing Feb. 26 from 6-9 p.m., and people can enjoy a live DJ, fashion shows, dancing, a photo booth, shopping opportunities and door prizes, according to Aida Stallings, DFMWR community recreation division business manager.

Tickets for the event are $10, which includes a drink stub good for one beverage, and 100 hand bags will be given away, including a grand prize drawing for a Michael Kors designer handbag filled with goodies at 9 p.m., said Stallings.

Additionally, over 40 door prizes from the local businesses and organizations will be given out, she added.

A host of local businesses and organizations donate different prizes, such as gift certificates and gift baskets to be given out throughout the night, said Stallings, and during the last event, more than 300 women were in attendance from the surrounding communities.

This year’s event will showcase more than 45 organizations that will set up tables to featuring their services and goods, including spas, medical services, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and more.

The event is open to the public, for ages 18 and older, and tickets are available at The Landing, MWR Central, The Landing Catering Office and Coffee Zone locations, or can be purchased at the door on the night of the event.

“This is a great event for the ladies to have a good time and shop the latest trends in the area,” said Stallings, adding that the event takes weeks of preparation to provide a night of pampering, fun and excitement for ladies of the local area.

“I had a great time at Girl’s Night Out,” said Gloynne Leonguerrero, civilian who attended last year’s event. “(The vendors that were set up) were really nice and I really enjoyed them. It’s also great that it’s open to the public and not just for Army spouses, because we’re all one team.”

The event has been put on since 2011, and is not just an opportunity to promote local businesses, but also serves as a way to boost morale and give ladies a chance to “let their hair down,” said Stallings.

 “A big part of what we do is to provide morale-boosting and recreational fun,” added Janice Erdlitz, DFMWR marketing director. “Girls Night Out is one of our most-loved events and it’s just a fun opportunity for our female population to get together.”

“It’s just a great way for women to grab their friends and have a little fun,” said Stallings. “It’s nice to have a night out that caters directly to the women with shopping and dancing all in one place.”

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