Ladies, it’s time to party

Kevin Rubash, owner of Interior Spaces in downtown Webster City, has the store decked out for Christmas in anticipation of Ladies’ Night Out shoppers today. Interior Spaces, which was Classic Carpets when Rubash first worked in the store, was the site of the first unofficial Ladies’ Night Out in Webster City. That was 20 years ago.

Twenty-one years ago, before Classic Carpets fully embraced the concept of interiors, the store at 631 Second St. in downtown Webster City had three sofas in the store at Christmas and a whole bunch of flooring.

The following year, which was 2002, Kevin Rubash and Pat Westcott festooned the store with 13 Christmas trees and much, much more. So much, in fact, that Rubash remembers Westcott saying it was so beautiful that they needed to throw a party.

So they did.

It turned out the 200 or so who showed up not only wanted to eat the catered food, but they wanted to shop.

So was born Ladies’ Night Out, which takes over Webster City today and tonight, and lingers into Friday and Saturday for good measure.

What started as a party has grown into, well, a really, really big party.

Rubash, who purchased Classic Carpets from Westcott in 2015 and turned it into today’s Interior Spaces, still honors that fabulous impression that spurred Westcott to whisper “party” on that day 20 years ago.

This year, more than 40 retailers are joining in. Here’s a list: Farmstand, 1544 Second St.; The Cat Hut, 1118 Second St.; Lotus Treasures, 707 Second St.; Janelle’s Platinum & Red Salon, 713 Des Moines St.; Mornin’ Glory Coffee, 719 Des Moines St.; Printology in Mornin’ Glory Coffee Pop-Up; Spark Zone Computer Repair, 803 Des Moines St.; Wellness Zone Pop-Up in Spark Zone Computer Repair from 5 to 8 p.m.; and Polly’s Garden Center in Spark Zone Computer Repair, also from 5 to 8 p.m.; Empower Nutrition, 637 Second St.; Lee Mae Boutique Pop-Up in Empower Nutrition; and Clay Avenue Designs Pop-Up in Empower Nutrition.

Five 1 Five Registration & Pop-Up Village, 633 Second St.; Scentsy by Carolyn Elsberry in Five 1 Five Realty; Glittery Nail Gypsy Pop-Up in Five 1 Five Realty; Tastefully Simple Pop-Up in Five 1 Five Realty; Ted’s Car Wash Pop-Up — from 5 to 8 p.m. — in Five 1 Five Realty; Alicia’s Macarons Pop-Up in Five 1 Five Realty; and Back40 Embroidery Pop-Up in Five 1 Five Realty.

Interior Spaces, 631 Second St.; Pampered Chef Pop-Up in Interior Spaces; and E’s Creative Cards Pop-Up in Interior Spaces.

Osweiler’s Fashions, 625 Second St.; La Perla Jarocha Restaurant, 613 Second St. and La Perla Jarocha Grocery, 611 Second St.; Good Life RV, Availa Bank Plaza.

DH Designs Pop-Up will be in the Webster City Area Chamber Office, 628 Second St.; and also Creations From Sorrow Made From Loving Hands Pop-Up, 628 Second St.; Gilbert Jewelers, 604 Second St.; C&C American Tap, 526 Second St.; Greg Littlejohn Farm Bureau Financial Services, 711 Seneca St.; and Crystal Clean Carpet — from 5 to 7 p.m. — in Greg Littlejohn Farm Bureau Financial Services.

Gilbert Paint & Flooring, 713 Seneca St.; Bluestem Prairie Hemp Pop-Up in Gilbert Flooring and Paint; All Cultures Equal Egg Rolls & Crab Rangoon — from 5 to 8 p.m. — in Gilbert Flooring and Paint; Legacy Learning Boone River Valley, 719 Seneca St.; and Produce Street Pottery, 719 Seneca St.; Seneca Street Saloon, 919 Seneca St.

Heart N Home, 1423 Superior St.; and Backcountry Winery in Heart N Home Interiors and Gifts.

Denim & Babes, 1600 Superior St.; Van Diest Medical Center Gift Junction, 2350 Hospital Drive.

Pickles Pub, 425 Main Street, Kamrar.

Shoppers, you will have unlimited chances to win a grand prize giveaway on Thursday, along with prize packages on Friday and Saturday. You earn an entry with every $20 spent at participating retailers and restaurants during the three-day event.

“Thursday’s prize package is so great, the lucky winner could complete their entire holiday shopping using the items included in the gift basket!” Anna Woodward, chamber director said. (She knows Christmas is only 65 days away.)

Prize package items include:

s $50 gift basket from Scentsy by Carolyn Elsberry;

s Two dozen egg rolls or crab rangoon from All Cultures Equal;

s Chamomile tea and samples from Wellness Zone;

s $25 gift certificate to Van Diest Medical Center Gift Junction;

s Cat-themed gift basket from The Cat Hut;

s $50 gift card, clutches, earrings, and sunglasses from Denim & Babes;

s Certified organic full-spectrum sports balm & CBD gummies from Bluestem Prairie Farm;

s $25 gift certificate to Lotus Treasures;

s $50 gift certificate at Gilbert Jewelers;

s $10 gift certificate to Pickle’s Pub;

s $25 gift certificate to American Tap;

s $30 gift certificate and clothing from Lee Mae Boutique;

s Two dozen macarons of your choices of color, variety and flavor from Alicia’s Macarons;

s $100, $25 and $25 gift certificates to Osweiler’s;

s $50, $25 and $25 gift certificates to Heart N Home;

s Christmas stockings from Back40 Embroidery;

s $50, $25 or $25 gift certificate to Empower Nutrition;

s Gift basket from Five 1 Five Realty;

s Free oil change from Karl Webster City;

s $30 La Perla Jarocha Restaurant gift certificate;

s Platinum Connect Yeti and golf balls;

s $25 gift certificate to Seneca Street Saloon;

s $50 gift certificate to Interior Spaces;

s SNAP Fitness gift card;

s K. Stein Designs merchandise and gift cards;

s $25 gift card to Farmstand;

s $50 gift card at Ted’s Car Wash;

s Rocking camping chair and swag from Good Life RV;

s Plus hundreds — yes, that’s hundreds — in Chamber Bucks.

Fall Fashion Show will extend

Ladies’ Night Out

Ladies, get ready for more than just a night out this year. Of course you deserve it.

A Fall Fashion Show on Saturday morning of Ladies’ Night Out will be on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Webster City Community Theater, 1001 Willson Ave., Webster City. Brunch will immediately follow the show, catered by Hy-Vee Kitchen Webster City.

Denim and Babes, Heart N Home, and Osweiler’s have teamed up to debut new looks. Models featuring fashions from those local stores will walk the stage, debuting merchandise.

Barb Anderson, will be the program’s emcee.

Immediately following the fashion show, a quiche and pastry brunch will be available for attendees.

Sponsors of this new addition that promises to turn a night out into a weekend of fun are Tami Hejlik, Abens Realty, Boone River Financial, and First State Bank.

Anyone interested in attending should contact the Webster City Area Chamber of Commerce, 515-832-2564, sign-up at any participating retailer, or visit the chamber website www.visitwebstercityiowa.com/events.


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