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Annual ‘Girls Night Out’ Tuesday in Roscommon

The annual Girls Night Out in the Village of Roscommon – hosted by the Higgins Lake-Roscommon Chamber of Commerce – is planned for Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

With more than 25 businesses partici­pating in the Nov. 14 event, there will be plenty of shopping opportunities, spe­cials and prizes. This is the first year for new­comers Art-Y-Facts, Bob’s Butcher Shop and Made UP NORTH.

This year, in addition to being able to enter the grand prize draw­ings at every participating business, there will also be a hat contest. Gift certificate prizes will be given for the: “Most outrageous hat,” “best hat” and “best handmade hat.”

“The hat theme is going to be fun. I’m sure there are a lot of unique ones out there. Anyone who wants to register their hat can stop by the chamber office that night right in the middle of the vil­lage to show off their hat to the judges and get it entered into the contest. You’ll also be able to see the grand prize draw­ing items there [with] lots of gift cer­tificates,” Chamber Executive Director Cathy Boyle said.

Many businesses offer refreshments and door prizes. The grand prize baskets at the chamber are filled with gift certifi­cates from the participants.

“It’s such a fun time, and I’m always amazed how often I hear I didn’t know about what can be found here in our own backyard,” Boyle said. “We have so many businesses that wear multiple hats, or provide new products, so this is a great chance to see what’s out there.”

Each store or restaurant visitors stop in gives them a chance to en­ter the grand contest. The first prize is $150 in gift certificates, sec­ond prize is $75 in gift certificates and third prize is $50 in gift certifi­cates. Winners will be drawn Nov. 17.

New this year, a list of partici­pating businesses and some of their specials will be available at the Hig­gins Lake– Roscommon Cham­ber of Commerce office, 709 Lake St., across from Gar­diner’s Jewelers (next to the big black clock), which is also where partici­pants can go to enter their hats in the hat con­test.

“Walking from one end to the next is barely over a half-mile,” Boyle said. “Everyone enjoys this event because we have so many plac­es you can easily walk to; it makes for a fun night out with friends and family.”

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