Girls Night Out in Burnet offers pampering for a good cause

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

BURNET — Ladies, if you’re looking for a chance to hang out with some friends, make new ones, do a little shopping, enjoy a manicure and share lots of laughs all for a good cause, you need to mark your calendar for the second annual Girls Night Out.

“It’s a party with you and your girlfriends where you can catch up, try something new like Zumba or line dancing, get a (mini-manicure or pedicure) and shop, in your pajamas,” event organizer Mandy McCary said.

Yeah, you read that correct, it’s a pajama party.

The event is 6:30-11 p.m. March 2 at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson. Tickets are $60 for an individual or $50 each for five or more women. It’s open to women 21 years and older. The Girls Night Out benefits the Highland Lakes Crisis Center, which helps local families victimized by domestic or sexual abuse, and Open Door Recovery House, which helps area women working to overcome substance abuse.

“We’re really encouraging groups of women to attend because it makes it so much fun when you’re there with a bunch of your friends,” said Debra Stewart of the Highland Lake Crisis Center. “It is, after all, a night out for the women.”

But individual women also are invited to attend.

“It’s a pajama party, but they’ll also have chances to enjoy ‘indulgences,'” Stewart said. “These include massages, manicures and other things. It’s just a chance to come out and pamper yourself. There will be food and adult beverages.”

The cost of admission includes several tickets for indulgences, but attendees can purchase additional tickets during the event. There also will be a silent auction.

The overall theme of the night is having fun.

Women can participate in several activities and games including “The Craziest Slippers” and “The Craziest Hair.”

“There’s going to be a dance floor and lots of fun things for women to do,” Stewart said. “It’s a great experience for everybody who attends.”

One of McCary’s favorite parts from last year’s event was just how the women dressed up for the Girls Night Out.

“(The funnest part was) seeing people get their make up or hair done and looking ready to go out from the neck up and ready for bed from the neck down,” she said.

Sponsorships ranging from $100 to $5,000 are still available. Businesses, individuals or organizations interested in a sponsorship can contact McCary at mknaron@hotmail.com or Paula Mays at myopendr@gmail.com.

Tickets for the event are available from the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, 229 S. Pierce St., and the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce, 916 Second St. in Marble Falls.

daniel@thepicayune.com