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Girls Day Out a chance for girls to have fun in Moffat County

Erin Fenner

— Cold and dark winter days call for some girl time, and KRAI and 55 Country wants to help.

The radio station is sponsoring its third annual Girls Day Out, an event that brings several women-centric activities together under one roof. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Centennial Mall.

Nearly 30 businesses will be at the fair, KRAI owner and general manager Frank Hanel said. Splatz Canvas and Wine will head to Craig to offer affordable wine and painting. There will be two masseuses, free bingo, meditation led by Mind Springs Health and even prizes, including a $100 giveaway.

“We’re adding to the event year by year and tweaking it as we go,” he said.

It’s a popular event so far, Hanel said. In 2013 about 1,000 people attended, and each year, it gets bigger, he said.

Hanel’s wife, Tammie Hanel, came up with the idea three years ago.

“There’s really nothing for women in the wintertime. If they’re not sports oriented, winter becomes very long,” she said.

So she decided to make something happen that she and other women could enjoy.

Marci Marumoto, account executive at KRAI, is on board with helping Tammie Hanel put together the event.

“This is kind of her brainchild,” she said.

This isn’t just an opportunity for women to have fun, Marumoto said. It’s also a chance to highlight women-run and -owned businesses.

“The majority (of businesses coming to the event) are owned by women,” she said.

It’s important to give women the chance to spoil themselves, Marumoto said.

“Women have a huge involvement,” she said. “This is a kind of treat for them for all the hard work they do.”

This is a great way to do something new, Tammie Hanel said.

“There’s not really things that are just for women. And the guys are usually home watching football,” she said. “In the winter, everybody gets bored. There’s nothing to do.”

The public is invited to attend the free event. While female-focused, it is not exclusive to women.

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