Bowling Green to host Bluegrass Women’s Expo

Joanna Williams

Lana Hendricks, the sales manager at FLAIR magazine, views the Bluegrass Women’s Expo and Premier Holiday Show as more than just an event to get the word out about her magazine.

She sees it as an outlet to inform the women of the Bowling Green community about the variety of talent it has.

“It’s about local women. We’ve published poems and short stories by local women,” Hendricks. “It’s to let everyone know the different type of woman we have here.”

The expo this Saturday will host a variety of vendors who share in the magazine’s philosophy.

The expo will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center.

The center is at 2355 Nashville Road.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for senior citizens, according to the event’s website.

Tammy Paull, the event planner for the expo, said the expo will provide a good selection of vendors and presenters for all women, including college students.

“We plan to have over 40 vendors and a handful of presentations,” she said.

Paull said the expo could be beneficial to current college students.

“We will have financial advisors come out and tell you how to deal with life after college,” she said. “We also have consultants from Liberty Mutual there giving discounts to WKU grads and current students.”

Western graduate Amy Brumlow, a local chiropractor at Body Works Chiropractor and one of the presenters for the expo this weekend, thinks her presentation called “Recipe Renovations” will be useful for college students.

“For many of them, this is the first time

they cook on their own, so the presentation

will be a good opportunity to learn how to

cook more healthy,” she said.

This is the first year that the show has taken place in Bowling Green, Paull said. Last year, a similar expo took place in Lexington, she said.

“We had about 240 people show in Lexington, but that was with a much smaller center and only a little bit of promotion,” Paull said.

She said she hopes the turnout for the Bowling Green expo will be greater than last year.

“We hope that (the expo) will be much bigger in Bowling Green now that we have a bigger center and more promotion,” Paull said.