HOISINGTON — Hoisington Main Street Inc. will kick off the holiday shopping season with prizes, incentives and food from 6-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22.
There will be a lot of new outside vendors for the Ladies Night Out, said Pat Horton, president of the board of directors. The vendors will be at the Hoisington Knights of Columbus, inside some of the stores, and the old Gambino’s store.
Items that will be available are such things as organizers, cremes, natural honey and the Hoisington High School entrepreneurship class will have four booths. “It’s a great way to support our young people,” Horton said.
The young entrepreneurs will sell fingernail polish, candle melts, body scrub, iPhone cases, yard signs, candy bouquets, lotion, lip balm and pillow cases.
“There are a lot of unique things for those people who are hard to buy for,” said Horton.
To start the evening, ladies will meet at First Class Scrubs, 115 N. Main, to pick up their passports which will make them eligible for prizes if the shoppers visits 90 percent of the listed businesses. First Class Scrubs is a new business in the community, offering a wide range of seasonal scrubs and sizing.
“We will have refreshments,” said Horton. “We encourage ladies to go from one end (of Main Street) to the other.” She also said for those that need dinner, restaurants will be open, making an evening of the occasion.
One business, Prairie House, has added Christmas items. “Absolutely gorgeous, really unique things,” said Horton. “Things people would find in Wichita right here in Hoisington.”
Also held during Ladies Night Out will be the Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Chimney Hop. If a customer has 10 houses stamped from purchases made at ten different businesses, they are eligible for a drawing for chamber gift certificates, starting at $100, $75 and $50.
“It adds to all of Barton County,” said Horton, in terms of sales tax and wages.