Do you want to know about the businesses and services accessible to you right here in the Branson area? Do you want to have fun shopping and help the children of Taney County? The second Branson Women’s Expo will be held at the West Wing Conference Center (White House Theatre) located at 2255 Gretna Rd on October 22-23, 2016. The event will promote a mixture of local businesses and direct sales opportunities with the common focus of health, home ideas, and style trends – all of which give women something to feel good about!
The Branson Women’s Expo will run Saturday, October 22 from 10am-6pm and Sunday, October 23 from 10am-3pm. Women will have the chance to connect face-to-face with trustworthy financial experts, insurance professionals, home décor specialists, health and beauty consultants, and of course to shop to their hearts’ content. Get a jump-start on your holiday shopping with local and regional exhibitors offering everything from essentials to little personal luxuries. There is something for every woman at the Expo…whether you are looking for inspiration, relaxation or to get help managing life’s details, you’ll find the resources needed.
You will be helping the children of Taney County as you purchase the $2.00 entry ticket at the door, all of which will go to the Junior Auxiliary of Taney County (JATC). Paid admission not only provides a donation to JATC and access to more than 55 vendors, but also a great goodie bag supplied by the sponsors containing magazine, coupons and other promotional items. More than 55 vendors will be able to participate in this event, including AAA Insurance, Arbonne, Cecilia’s Samplers, Damsel in Defense, Jamberry Nails, B&L Outdoor Power Equipment, 417 Fundraising, Lavender Falls Farms, Nerium International, Missouri Baptist Childrens Home, Mix Party, Penrod & Company, Pure Romance, Rodan & Fields, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware by Billie, Victory Chiropractic, to show and/or sell their products. And once again, Usborne Books & More has generously offered to donate 50% of their proceeds from sales that day to JATC.
Businesses such as Cox Health, The Vacation Channel, Tanger Outlets, KRZK-FM, 102.9 and KOMC are the generous sponsors. More information is available at www.bransonwomensexpo.com or contact Ozarks’ Kirkwood Hospitality at 417-335-4668. JATC has been selected as the sole beneficiary of this second Branson Women’s Expo. Check out the organization’s website www.JATCMO.org to find out more or to get involved.
Currently, JATC members support and operate eleven projects including Women’s Crisis Center; Santa’s Gift House; College scholarships; Learners Today-Leaders Tomorrow, providing materials and support to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies at Bradleyville Elementary School; prom dresses for girls in need; stuffed animals for children in the local hospitals; Homework Helpers and Book Swap Stop, in which they provide snacks, enrichment programs, reading and homework help for children who live in extended-stay hotels/motels; and Heart of Arts, supporting arts activities for clients of the Developmental Connections Center.
JATC is more than a nonprofit organization, it’s a group of women united by a single cause and dedicated to helping the children of Taney County. That’s the magic of JATC. Approximately 50 members annually contribute more than 4,000 volunteer hours as they strive to improve the mental, physical, social and emotional well-being of children in Taney County.
JATC is part of the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries (NAJA), a non-profit organization founded in 1941 with headquarters in Greenville, Mississippi. NAJA has more than 15,500 active, associate and life members in 98 chapters located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee. The NAJA Graduate Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1,203,859 since its inception in 1963 to persons who work, or plan to work, directly with children. NAJA’s slogan is “Care Today-Character Tomorrow”.
Published: Branson Tri-Lakes News, Saturday, September 17, 2016; Hometown Daily News, Thursday, September 1, 2016; Branson Daily Independent, Sunday, October 2, 2016