Pamper Me returns, expands to two days

Ashlyn Colvin, left, and Aria Maldonado walk the runway during the fashion show at the 2017 Pamper Me, Ladies Night Out. - Gila Valley Central Photo

THATCHER — After a short layoff due to the pandemic, one of the Gila Valley’s favorite holiday events is back.

Pamper Me, Ladies Night Out will take place at the Eastern Arizona College Activities Center on Friday from 6-9 p.m. and, new this year, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Funds raised from Pamper Me will support the Monster Exchange, a pantry on the campus of EAC that helps students in need with food, personal items, clothing and school supplies.

“The admission is just $2 for people to come in, and that money will go to the Monster Exchange, but we will also have drawing tickets for sale,” said co-organizer Patti Wren. “All of the vendors will be donating at least a $100 prize.”

Pamper Me brings in upward of 50 vendors with focus on the shopping desires of the women of Graham County.

Vendors include:

● Nature’s Solution — doTERRA

● Graham’s Gourmet Goods — Gourmet Apples

● Beautifully Reborn — Skincare and laser

● Thriving with Lynda — Freeze dried food

● Mama & Me — Handmade bracelets, trinkets, clips and ruffle socks

● EA Academy of Cosmetology — Beauty

● Gracie’s Jazzy Jewelry — Paparazzi

● Kelli Bars LLC — Healthy treats

● Kelli—Marie’s Signature Sweets — Tons of yummy stuff

● Sweet Cinnamon — Home decor

● The Fix Med Spa — Skincare, laser, botox, micro—needling and more

● The Fix Med Spa & HRT — Hormone Replacement Therapy

● Tall Girl’s Piercing — Piercing and jewelry

● Burnt Ridges — Skincare, soaps, body butter and scrubs

● Lace N’ Grace Clothing Boutique — Women’s apparel and accessories

● Marcia’s Garden — Handcrafted goat milk lotions, creams and more

● Sharon’s Artsy Things — Beautiful and unique art pieces

● Ginaveves — Holiday Beverages

● Daisy Linked — Claspless jewelry, necklace, bracelets, anklets or rings

● Space Snacks — Freeze dried candy

● Fizek Fitness — Fitness at it’s finest

● J Paul Copper Creations — BEautiful handcrafted copper and silver jewelry

● Art Student — Kalee Tucker — Home decor, plushes, ceramic and crafts

● Art Students — Cindy Woodman — Copper jewelry

● Mud & Minerals — Jewelry and Home Decor

● Rae & Wren — Baby clothing and accessories

● Wicked Concessions — Drinks and lots of food options

● Luke’s Flame — Vessel and pillars soy/mixed wax candles and melts

● Marquette Laree Photography — Photo Booth (Forever Sweets Wedding Rentals)

● iDripAZ Gila Valley — Mobile IV and IM injections vitamin and fluid therapy

● Top Knott Design — Kids craft, charcuterie trays and soooooo much more

● Melanie Warden Scentsy — home fragrances

● Josie James Co — Women’s clothing and accessories

● Sunny Dough — Gourmet cinnamon rolls

● I Love Your Cup — Decorative glass cups and straws with lids

● Myra Bags — Handbags and overnight bags

● Knotty Pines — Home goods and decor

● Farmer’s Daughter — Home goods and decor

● The Turquoise Barn Boutique — Western clothing and turquoise jewelry

● Savage Sunshine Boutique — Women’s clothing and accessories

Outside Food Trucks

● Rob’s Street Meats — Philly cheesesteak sandwiches

● Meg’s — Cupcakes and Indian tacos

● JJ Kettlecorn — Fresh and Hot Kettlecorn

● Shelby Cakes — Cake shakes, truffles and macarons

● Copper & Cotton Lifestyle Co. — Tons of fun stuff

In addition to shopping, Friday will feature the popular fashion show, featuring clothing from five shops — Enchanted Boutique, Copper & Cotton Lifestyle Co. Turquoise Barn, Lace & Grace and Josie James Co.

Also on Friday the Deserving Divas will be spotlighted.

“This year, we’re focusing on nurses. We’re recognizing the women who had to be upfront dealing with the COVID battle, in the hospital the whole time,” Wren said.

The Wear will provide clothing, and Eastern Arizona College of Cosmetology will provide manicure and facials for all of the Divas. Meanwhile The Parlor’s Riley Fuller and Julia Basteen will provide cut, color and style for two Divas and Posh Place’s Jayden Oliver cut, color and style for the other.

Sponsors for Pamper Me, Ladies Night Out include Fizēk Fitness, Farmhouse Boutique, LMR, The Parlor, The Fix, The Wear, The Posh Place, CMI, Eastern Arizona College of Cosmetology, Associated Students of Eastern Arizona College and Double R Sound.