Get ready to wind down the summer with shopping, relaxation, and refinement at the very first Ladies’ Summer Soirée! The Springville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present this new community-wide event on Saturday, Aug. 24 starting at noon.

The soirée will showcase local businesses while celebrating the female persuasion! Event headquarters will be at the Concord Town Hall, where there will be a vendors’ gallery featuring several local home businesses that offer many female-oriented goodies and services. Vendors include Double Take Studio, Ada Mae’s Jewelry, Klahn’s Creation Space, Springcreek Athletic (will also be giving gym demos!), It Works!, Tupperware, Cooper Planning Group, and Organize Your Life. Vendors are still being accepted, and interested parties should print the application from the soirée page at and submit per instructions.

There will also be a Chinese auction and two exciting raffle opportunities. The “Shop-Til-You Drop” Grand Raffle will involve community-wide participation with various businesses. With each purchase made at a participating store, shoppers will receive a ticket that makes them eligible for the grand prize that includes a Kindle Paperwhite. The more you shop, the more you increase your chances of winning!

“Our goal is to promote our area’s businesses in a fun and spirited way,” said Springville Chamber Executive Director Erika Thurkins. “My hope is that this event will provide a fun afternoon for many who are looking for a local ‘vacation,’ a girl’s day out, or just something cool to do on a Saturday!”

Events include High Noon Tea from noon – 1 p.m., Organize Your Life! Talk and demonstration by expert Sherri Papich from 1-2 p.m., $1 Make-and-Take Christmas Ornament Crafting from 2–3 p.m., and a fashion show from 4–5 p.m. featuring outfits and accessories from My Best Friend’s Closet, Carolsel Beauty Shop, Maurice’s, Lulu Belle’s, Rhapsody’s, and Springcreek Pharmacy. Models are still being accepted for the fashion show — preferably ages 20 and up — all body types! Please call (716) 592-4746 or email for more information.

These events all take place in the Concord Town Hall, located at 86 Franklin St.

In addition, Beans-to-Brew Café on Main Street will be hosting a Spa Oasis in conjunction with the event, complete with chair massages.

Other local businesses are encouraged to have their own offers, special promotions and activities in the spirit of the event. With special activities at the Town Hall throughout the day, unique shopping opportunities, desserts, and many chances to win, what better way to spend a summer afternoon? For more information, visit