Donna Moore saw a need, and so she decided to fill it.
“Sometimes, there isn’t much going on in our little community, so it gives us something to do,” Moore said.
Moore, of Princeton, is the architect behind the first-ever Girls’ Day Out, hosted Saturday at Garst Field along U.S. Highway 59 in Princeton.
Billed as an all-day event for ladies to pamper themselves, the day featured nearly 20 vendors with offerings ranging from crafts and quilts to baked goods, jewelry, custom T-shirts, five-minute massages and a food truck.
“It’s a pretty good turnout for our first year,” Moore said, adding she has plans to host the event annually during the second week of August.
For Moore, the process of organizing Girls’ Day Out was eye-opening.
“It’s been hectic,” she said. “I didn’t think there was this much involved. I had a lot of questions…I didn’t realize there were so many things involved, especially tedious tasks.”
According to Moore, the event started as a way to network with the community and supplement her own business pursuits.
“I started selling Paparazzi Jewelry about three months ago, and I wanted to get my name out there,” she explained. “I felt like I would get to know more people if I put on an event like this.”
Little by little, the event took shape as Moore watched it evolve into a positive affair for vendors and residents alike.
“It’s just now starting to pop,” she said. “Everyone is thanking us for putting it on.”