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    Ladies Getaway in Galena

    by deecat Updated Sep 11, 2007

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    Dee, Mickey, Marcia, & Jill During Ladies Getaway
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    When we decided to take a road trip to Galena, we were unaware that it was a special Ladies Getaway Weekend! This year [2007] was the 14th annual event for Ladies Getaway. This year, it took place September 7-9.

    This weekend includes wine tastings, cooking classes, a fashion & trunk show, an auction, live theater, and, of course, shopping.

    The weekend was "kicked off" with a fashion show at The DeSoto House Hotel on Friday and was sponsored by Main Street merchants. They also had refreshments, door prizes, and a cash bar at this event.

    On Saturday, they conducted a Quartermania Auction, also held at The DeSoto House Hotel. Aportion of the proceeds benefitted "Relay for Life". At the intermission of this even, a Getaway Raffle was conducted for lodging, restaurant, and shop gift certificates plus a $500 Main Street shopping spree!

    But the funny event was Sunday morning when "ladies were encouraged to roll out of bed and head for Main Street in their pajamas. From 7 to 11 a.m., participating shops offered special bargains." Mickey and I were out taking a walk that morning and saw several women in pajamas. [See 2nd photograph]

    Related to:
    • Road Trip
    • Women's Travel
    • Historical Travel

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