четверг, 19 июня 2008 г.

A Woman's World

Dancing, manicures and facials, oh my!

Every year since 1993, for one day, Cleveland Community College transforms into a fantasy for all things feminine. On Saturday, Woman's World was held once again, providing attendees with information on health, beauty and finance.

"It is a one-stop shop for women in our community to come find out how to take better care of themselves," said Spirit of Women Coordinator Paula Vess.

Groups of women lined the exhibit walkways waiting for their chance to receive a health screening or manicure. Others favored free samples from food vendors. Some took the opportunity to register to vote or participate in free events such as shag dancing.

"Exercise doesn't have to be boring or hard," Vess said of the various dancing events available during the day. "It can be fun."

Other events included an "Exercising with Baby" seminar and a speech by Kathryn Hamrick, former "Farmer's Wife" columnist.

Hamrick focused on heart disease -- something she's battled for years -- during her speech in the crowded community college auditorium.

"We need to learn to listen to what our body is telling us about heart disease," she said to avid listeners. "Some of us have risk factors that you can do something about and you're not aware of it, or you're not admitting it. And one day you'll be up here making a talk like this, and you didn't have to be up here."

Back in the main show room, attendees could receive facials from the Esthetics Department at CCC. Vicky Jones, a volunteer representing Cleveland Regional Medical Center, took the chance to try it.

"I enjoyed it very much," she said just a few minutes after the facial. "I would've liked to had it longer."

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