Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery Studio to Host 7th Anniversary Event July 23-27
Jul24

Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery Studio to Host 7th Anniversary Event July 23-27

ANNIE OAKLEY® PERFUMERY 300 Johnson Street, P.O. Box 203 • Ligonier, Indiana 46767 260-894-7219 • www.AnnieOakley.com For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Gabet, Annie Oakley® Founder and Owner, 260-894-7219 or Renee@AnnieOakley.com Annie Oakley Natural Perfumery Studio to Host 7th Anniversary Event July 23-27 Mix Your Own Fragrance and Essential Oils, and Enjoy Tours, Music, Refreshments and Gifts Ligonier, Ind.—The Annie Oakley Perfumery is hosting a five-day celebration for the seventh anniversary of its Annie Oakley Perfumery Studio. The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 23-27 at the studio, located at 300 Johnson Street in Ligonier. The 7th Anniversary Bash and Gala Event will feature five full days offering sensory tours along with fragrance sampling and creating at Annie Oakley’s all-new Essential Oil Mixing Bar, along with refreshments, music, gifts and door prizes. Free Sensory Tours start at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. all five days. Guests will experience a one-of-a-kind tour of a real perfumery and learn about the use of essential oils as the first perfume. Annie Oakley’s Mixing Bar will provide an opportunity for guests to mix an Annie Oakley product that’s uniquely their own. They can customize their own body spray, body lotion, linen spray or essential oil custom blend, starting with Annie Oakley’s all-organic plant oils, pure essentials oils, and natural perfumer’s alcohol. “Get lost in our exclusive Mixing Bar ingredients such as zesty lemon, calming lavender, peaceful frankincense, invigorating mint and zingy ginger,” said Renee Gabet, Annie Oakley owner and founder. “With a full lab of pure essential oils and natural ingredients and over 50 ingredient combinations, there are so many ways to feel alive with nature’s beauty; come and discover on your own!” Free Gifts will be provided to each guest and there will be a drawing to win a free Annie Oakley product. Guests will be involved in naming Annie Oakley’s Anniversary 2018 Fragrance. In addition, the Perfumery Studio Gift Shoppe will offer special anniversary discount pricing on select products. Refreshments will be served each day—including Annie Oakley’s famous Indiana mint lemonade, Madagascar vanilla coffee and gourmet treats—and music will add to the event’s ambience. Large Tour Groups are welcomed, but Gabet suggests calling 260-894-7219 in advance to set up a specific tour time. For up-to-date details on the anniversary celebration, visit Facebook.com/AnnieOakleyPerfumery on Facebook. ABOUT ANNIE OAKLEY™ The Annie Oakley Perfumery and Studio facility can be accessed from State Highway 5 as it travels through Ligonier. Look for signage directing visitors to the studio at 300 Johnson Street, which is east of S.R. 5. More event information and a map can be found on the firm’s Facebook...

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CWOW brings International Fashion Show to Fort Wayne
Mar20

CWOW brings International Fashion Show to Fort Wayne

In 2014, more than 1 billion people lived in extreme poverty, and historically, 70% of that 1 billion has been women. I could employ a list of all the motivational quotes about change from world leaders we all know, but I won’t do that. Instead, I’d rather talk about world leaders right here in our community who are proving all of those inspirational quotes true—evoking change right here, out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. To those who think that there’s nothing you can do to change the world, allow me to introduce you to Creative Women of the World (CWOW). I can only imagine that now you’re wondering how a nonprofit organization located out of Fort Wayne, Indiana has made an impact on these women living in poverty all over the world. CWOW has directly helped over 150 women in ten countries. This little boutique helps these women rise out of poverty by supporting their efforts to become entrepreneurial successes. They sell artisan items created by women globally (you can also read the stories of all the artisans). CWOW of the world is committed to supporting fashion under fair trade practices. But CWOW doesn’t yield efforts there. They’re a women’s advocacy group and training organization, because they understand that simply selling their products in the CWOW boutique isn’t going to completely alleviate anyone of extreme poverty. CWOW gives these women who suffer from tragedies such as extreme poverty, HIV, abuse, human trafficking and natural disaster business training and marketing solutions. The committed and caring members of CWOW travel all over the world to help these women. They want to help support these women in more than a metaphorical sense; they want to connect with them, build relationships with them, shake their hand. Lorelei Verlee, Executive Director at Creative Women of the World says, “We learn their names. We come to know and care about their children, and we see them making a difference in their communities through their power of their own creativity and sense of purpose.” They document all of their trips and experiences in the Creative Women of the World Blog. The products sold at CWOW fulfill more than a utilitarian purpose. Each product was hand crafted by a creative and strong person, and CWOW strives to tell the stories of those people. They enable women all over the world with the opportunity to be heard…to utilize their voices and tell the world their stories of struggle, but also the stories of overcoming those struggles. Creative Women of the World continues to make strides in their global impact with an upcoming fundraising event, the Empower Her World: A Celebration of...

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St. Patrick’s Day in the Fort
Mar13

St. Patrick’s Day in the Fort

Since St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Monday this year, this gives more opportunities throughout the weekend to celebrate a time where everyone can be a little Irish. On Saturday, March 15, the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters are hosting the 12th Annual Get Green Festival along the Wells Street Corridor.  The event begins in the morning with the start of the Strongman Competition and the 5-Kilt Run/Walk at 9 and 9:30, respectively. Throughout the day, food will be provided by the Big Eyed Fish and beer by Mad Anthony Brewing. The river will be “greened” at 11 a.m. with an eco-friendly dye sprayed from fire hoses from the Wells St. pedestrian bridge. During the day, the tent is open to all ages with various activities open to all ages, as well…even the Lucky Charms Eating Contest.  For the younger ones, the Kids’ Fun Zone is open all day with a moonwalk and other inflatable games. For a full schedule, check out the fest website at fortwaynegetgreen.com   Some other places around the area are throwing their own kinds of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations: Deer Park (1530 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, 46808) – There will be festivities throughout the weekend at Deer Park starting on Friday the 14th with a Green Keg Tap starting at 5:30 p.m. Throughout the weekend there is a Trivia Contest and Live Music (Friday Night), and Irish Toasts, Poker Club and more live music (Saturday). On Sunday’s “Family Day” the pub opens at 11 a.m. for brunch, St. Pet-Trick, Jig Dancing and more throughout the day. On March 17, the pub is open at 9 a.m. for doughnuts  with special events starting at 4 p.m. with a Keg Toss. The Brass Rail (1121 Broadway, Fort Wayne 46802) – The final show at the bar before St. Patrick’s Day is on March 16 at 9 p.m. featuring Continental and Rick Barton of the Dropkick Murphy’s. There will be a $5 cover. Flanagan’s (6525 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, 46804) – On St. Patrick’s Day, the bar opens early (10:30 a.m.) for standing room only. An outdoor heated tent is set up with a live DJ and dancing. The bar will feature corned beef and cabbage, Irish stew and live bagpipe performances. J.K. O’Donnell’s (121 W. Wayne St, Fort Wayne, 46802) – There will be an all-ages party then from 4 p.m. until 11 p.m. The Fireman’s Brigade Bagpipers will kick things off at 4 p.m. There is a $5 admission fee after 5 p.m. which gets you a complimentary drink in the tent.  Live music starts at 5, as well, with music from Joyce Fry & Greg Clark, Goldmine...

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