'Ladies' Day Out' held in Towanda

Event kicks off holiday shopping season

"Only 55 days until Christmas!" read signs outside the Towanda American Legion Sunday.

Luckily, for those seeking unique gifts for their loved ones this holiday season, shoppers had come to the right place.

The Legion's banquet hall hosted the annual "Ladies' Day Out" fall vendor event Sunday, giving shoppers the chance to peruse the latest products from about 20 local vendors.

The event featured representatives from Thirty One, Wicked Women, Amy's Total Travel, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay and other product lines. Vendors reported a steady turnout at Sunday's event.

Visitors were able to take advantage of a photo booth, set up by The Photo Shack, and sampled several beauty and food products. Each vendor also offered the chance to win a door prize.

Several vendors had seasonal offerings, including Jamberry Nails, which had Halloween-themed nail wraps. The seasonal wraps were a popular item Sunday, said vendor Karen Sweeney.

Scentric Bath and Body, which offers a variety of soaps and other bath products, was another popular table Sunday. Owner Suzanne Storelli said she makes the products at home, using trial and error to see what sticks. Her four-year-old daughter is the official tester of her products, particularly soaps designed to look like crayons and cupcakes.

Storelli also makes items that aren't typically found in stores, including an exfoliating "loofah soap" and scented bath bombs larger than the ones typically sold at retail locations, she said.

Amanda Renko can be reached at (570) 888-9652; or email: arenko@thedailyreview.com.