Saturday’s Spring Fling a fun day for women
GREENVILLE — A fun-filled, exciting day is just around the corner in Greenville for women of all ages from all around the area.
The Spring Fling for Women event will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Greenville High School.
“It’s a free event for women that will bring a lot of businesses and community members together to provide an opportunity for education, shopping, fashion updates and tons of fun,” said Julie Stafford, publisher of The Daily News. “It’s a great day for a group of gals to get together and come and enjoy a day of friendship.”
The Daily News has partnered with Spectrum Health United Hospital, Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln, WGLM and Greenville Public Schools to bring this event to the community.
The Spring Fling is being sponsored by Montcalm Community College, Metron, Clifford Lake Inn, Astera Credit Union, Candlestone Golf and Resort and Vogue Services.
“Spectrum Health United Hospital is thrilled to be partnering with The Daily News to bring women in our community a fun-filled day with a focus on healthy lifestyles,” said Tina Freese-Decker, president of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey hospitals.
The theme for the Spring Fling for Women is centered around a section of The Daily News called S.H.E., which publishes the third Saturday of every month and stands for Style, Health and Empowerment. It focuses on topics geared toward women.
Spring Fling for Women will not only feature a number of vendors where women can shop, but it also will include mini seminars throughout the day featuring short presentations on a variety of topics including health care, meals, car-purchasing tips and more. A fashion show also will be featured as one of the seminars.
Hands-on experiences are a key component for women during the event, with lots of opportunities to participate during the Spring Fling.
For example, Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln will have vehicles on hand in the school parking lot so women can experience how to use the parking assistant feature that is being installed in vehicles. At their booth inside, Ed Koehn also will have stations where women can learn how to do such things and charge a battery and change their oil.
In addition, the Greenville Department of Public Safety will be on hand in the parking lot doing free car seat checks to ensure kids and their car seats are properly placed in vehicles.
Spring Fling goers also can buy snacks and lunch during the event. Greenville Public Schools will have their newly remodeled cafeteria opened during the event and will feature their salad bar, sandwich bar and pizza.
Daily News Advertising Director Lisa Boyd said the event celebrates women and their uniqueness reflected in a blend of stage events and businesses participating in the event.
“Our sponsors and vendors all understand that today’s woman make the lion’s share of the decisions whether related to health care choices, purchasing a car, caring for an elderly parent or dining and entertaining options and want women to know that they are here to serve,” Boyd said. “This event is designed for busy women looking to have a great time with friends and get on to the next task for the day.”
If you go …
What: Spring Fling for Women
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Greenville High School
Price: Free. There is a small price for optional lunch.
• 10:10 to 10:20 a.m. — David Fisher, Metron Integrated Health Systems (health and wellness)
• 10:30 to 10:50 a.m. — Dr. Susan Day, Spectrum Health United Hospital (knee arthritis and posture)
• 11 to 11:20 a.m. — Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln (car-buying process)
• 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. — Fashion Show, segment one by Posh Vega
• Noon to 12:20 p.m. — Valerie Willyard, Spectrum Health United Hospital (summer snack ideas, healthy cooking demo)
• 12:25 p.m. – Ryan Wilson, Montcalm Community College (returning to school).
• 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. — Hair Trends, presented by TaDa Salon and Posh Vega
• 1 to 1:20 p.m. — Fashion Show, segment two by Posh Vega
• 1:30 to 1:50 p.m. — Dr. Kristina Mixer, Spectrum Health United Hospital (bladder incontinence)
Spring Fling Vendors
Montcalm Community College, Island Rays Tanning, Flat River Family Dentistry, It Works, Origami Owl, Miche, Tastefully Simple, CG Catering, Montcalm County Fair Association, Thirty One, Pampered Chef, Women’s Action Network, Michigan Medicare, Medicaid Assistance Program, Flat River Repair, Spectrum Health United Hospital, Ed Koehn Ford Lincoln, Metron Integrated Health Systems, Clifford Lake Inn, Astera Credit Union, Posh Vega, PartyLite, Mary Kay, The Traveling Vineyards, Silpada Jewelry, ShoeNotes — Original Art by Frances Schuleit, Candlestone Golf and Resort, Vogue Home Furnishings, Paparazzi Jewelry, Tupperware, True Value Hardware of Greenville, The Club Fitness Center, WGLM Ta-Da Salon and ShutterBooth.