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UPTOWN GIRLS -- Susan Howell (Left) and Angie Scherzer were all smiles as they attended the Spring Downtown Diva kick-off cocktail party at Old City Hall on Thursday night.
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Spring Diva Weekend 2012 Kicks Off At Old City Hall

Events Planned in Downtown Bay City May 10-13

May 10, 2012       Leave a Comment
By: O. J. Cunningham

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It was "business as usual" at Old City Hall on Thursday night as the annual Downtown Divas' weekend festivities kicked off with a cocktail party in the newly opened "BACK ROOM" at the fashionable Saginaw Street restaurant.

Diva Weekend!
And . . . It was all about FASHION.

Event organizer, Candace Bales, executive director of the Bay City Downtown Management Board and Downtown Development Authority, said she was thoroughly pleased with the turnout of local "Female Fashionistas."

"This new room at Old City Hall is the perfect setting to kick off the Divas' weekend," Bales smiled, looking over the jam-packed Old City Hall "BACK ROOM."

Candace Bales
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Bales went on to say that activities run through May 13 and that this is a very special weekend full of special events and activities in Downtown Bay City -- For and about women -- Designed to help celebrate the inner Diva in all women in Bay City!

According to Bales, Downtown Divas love Downtown Bay City and special Diva happenings are taking place all over town during the long weekend. "It's all about the ladies with Diva Fashion Events planned throughout the weekend," Bales went on. "It's the perfect event where girlfriends can stroll, shop, and dine - and get away from it all," Bales continued.

Old City Hall's Tony Jeske was equally thrilled with the Thursday night turnout. "The Diva Event is our first OFFICIAL organized activity in the new BACK ROOM," Jeske said. Old City Hall featured meatballs, beef sirloin tips, a variety of vegetable and dip combinations as well as a selection of cocktails and martini drinks. "It's the perfect event for OCH," Jeske said. "When you think of fashion, think of Old City Hall," Jeske said.

Live models, dressed in hip fashion styles and wearing accessories from local, participating Downtown Bay City boutiques walked among the tables of event participants . . . answering questions about their fashion statement. The models displayed small signs to let Divas know where their similar fashion might be available for purchase.

Uptown Girls Susan Howell and Angie Scherzer were enjoying the Thursday evening event. "I work in downtown Bay City, I shop in downtown Bay City and I eat regularly in downtown Bay City restaurants," said Howell. "We're having a great time."

Kimberly Moody of Little House and one of the beautiful models for the event was all smiles. "This is either my 7th or 8th time participating in this event," Moody said. "It's just a lot of fun with a beautiful group of people and it's a another great way to get our Little House product line into the public eye."

Tony Jeske, Old City Hall Restaurant Manager
makes sure that the food for the Downtown Divas'
event is hot and ready.

Photo by O. J. Cunningham


  • Fashion & French Toast Saturday May 12 " ... Experience the Diva treatment! Enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet and a runway show highlighting spring and summer fashions and accessories from Downtown boutiques. Attendees will receive a Goody Bag filled with coupons and surprises -- plus, there are great giveaways from a variety of Downtown businesses. Held at the beautiful Atrium, 1100 N. Water St., 9 to 11 am (doors open at 8:30 am). Tickets: $20 each*

  • Second Saturday: 'Bay County Brewers' -- Presenter Rick Schmidt takes you back to an era when breweries created their own special brews which gave them local and national fame. Bay County Historical Society, 321 Washington Ave., at 1:00 pm. No charge.

  • Late Nite Catechism: The irrepressible Sister is back to teach class to a "roomful" of students. State Theatre, 7:30 pm.

  • Diva Delights For Mother's Day -- Your mom will feel like a Diva when you take her to brunch or dinner on Mother's Day at one of Downtown's special one-of-a-kind eateries or shopping at our specialty shops and boutiques!

    *Tickets Can Be Purchased : Atrium, 1100 N. Water St. -- Little House, 924 N. Water St. -- My Secret Garden, 600 Saginaw St. Salon Nuveau, 818 Washington Ave. -- The Cat's Meow Downtown, 810 Washington Ave. Uptown Girl, 111 Center Ave. -- Downtown Management Board, 901 Saginaw St., or call 989.893.3573. Hurry! Quantities are limited!

    Robert Bash of Sweet Boutique displayed his "Seven Heavenly Virtues" for the Divas to sample at Old City Hall.
    Photo by O. J. Cunningham

    ELEGANCE -- Kimberly Moody and Bridget Klass wearing Little House fashion and accessories by My Secret Garden.
    Photo by O. J. Cunningham

    Event models, Abbey Rytlewski and Lauren Holsapple model hair stylings from Salon Nuveau and are wearing accessories provided by My Secret Garden.
    Photo by O. J. Cunningham

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    O. J. Cunningham is the Publisher of Cunningham previously published Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise. He is the President/CEO of OJ Advertising, Inc.

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