First women’s expo raised $760 for worthy causes

To the editor:

I’m delighted with the turnout at the first Women’s Health and Beauty Expo put on by the Wellington Women’s League and Main Street Wellington on Feb. 7. We raised $706 that will be split between Well-Help and the Genesis House, Lorain County’s domestic violence shelter.

There are so many people to thank. Here’s a short list. Melissa Gregan and the Wellington Women’s League were instrumental in helping the event happen by preparing refreshments, recruiting volunteers including 10, lovely, local ladies to model in the Chico’s Fashion show, organized by Mary Ann Huffman and her assistant Evelyn, from the Crocker Park Chico’s. Dr. Jack Coates worked the crowd and was the consummate emcee as always. The Wellington Eagles staff were helpful and their beautiful facility was perfect for the event. Special thanks to the vendors who were so generous in giving raffle prizes and items for the “swag bags.” Our speaker, Kara Frair, inspired us to “drink more water, eat less sugar, stretch, and be grateful” to better treat our bodies and minds to prevent disease.

I also appreciate the Main Street Wellington board, members, and volunteers, plus our major supporters: the village of Wellington, the Nord Family Foundation, and the Community Foundation of Lorain County. Their positive support of funding and time is invaluable. My only problem with the expo was that I didn’t have enough to shop for myself — although I’m sure Andy, my husband, is happy about that!

Jenny Arntz

Main Street Wellington director