By Nathan Pfau, Army Flier Staff WriterMay 18, 2017
FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Women from all across the local communities got the chance to get together for a bit of dancing, mingling and playing for prizes during one of the installations most popular events May 12 at The Landing.
The Directorate of Family, and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted its second Girls Night Out for the year with the theme, Denim & Diamonds, where ladies were encouraged to wear their favorite jeans and glitzy jewels for a night of fashion, fun, beauty and prizes, according to Lynn Avila, DFMWR special events coordinator.
"We had a great time," she said. "Several sponsors came out to support the event including some clothing lines and make up lines … and the ladies had a great time visiting the vendors, as well as each other."
There were a host of different local business and programs that showcased their goods and services, including photographers, spas, medical services, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics and more. Throughout the night, more than 100 door prizes were given away, including a diamond ring valued at over $1,500, and for many of the women, it was a night to let loose and have a good time.
"I think this is a great event to come and have some fun with your friends," said Quinn Mendez, military spouse. "It's like doing a lot of shopping in a consolidated area, so you don't have to go all over the place to find what you need.
"We had a lot of fun dancing and just being silly," she said. "It's nice to be able to get together with other spouses and just enjoy a night like this with no pressure or stress -- just a good time."
Mendez said she was particularly pleased with the fact that she was able to talk with various vendors about the products or services they offer while browsing.
"It's nice to get that face-to-face interaction with them," she said. "It's a great opportunity for everyone that is here, I think. You don't even have to buy anything -- you can just come and look and have just as much fun."
Fun was in the cards for contestants of the "Guess that Price" Fashion Show Price Challenge, as they took part in a "The Price is Right"-style game that had ladies guessing the prices of outfits that were available at the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop.
"I thought the game was so great," said Giselle Harper, military spouse. "It was just like the game show when everyone is screaming prices to the contestants. [My friends and I] all had a really good laugh about it.
"This was the first time I've come out to one of these, but I'm glad I did and I really enjoyed myself," she said. "I'll be sure to make it back to the next one."