The tenth Annual “Girls Night Out” on the Square in Pittsfield will be Thursday, November 7th, 2019. It will take place from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at over 28 host businesses around the Square and in the downtown area.
A map for the 2019 Girls Night Out is here. We're also assembling list(s) of the activities taking place in each of participating businesses. Page one is here.
When Girls Night Out started 10 years ago, we had a very simple mission: to make people aware of the businesses around the Square ; to bring those people into businesses that they might not visit normally; and to give women a fun evening of shopping and networking.
Girls Night Out has grown, to the point that we had over 680 registered ladies last year, from over 50 communities here in Illinois and eastern Missouri! Through the years though, our mission has not changed, although the size and complexity of the event has. We have now reached a point where we need to make some changes.
Here is what is CHANGED:
There will be no bags this year. We have been blessed with their support for the past few years. When we first provided reusable shopping bags they were relatively new. They are commonplace now, expensive for Illini to provide, and distributing them and moving them around as needed on the night of the event is a logistical nightmare. Feel free to bring your own!
We will, of course, have a map.
In addition to the downladable map lined above, printed maps will be placed at Check-in points and available Thursday, November 7th.
In addition to the map and Facebook posts, there's a printable, downloadable flyer linked above.
Check in for the Grand Prize Number
We will still have a sign-in sheet at a number of locations. Check-in will be at US Cellular, Pikeland Motors, Wright Place Auto Body, and the Moose Lodge. There we will get names and email addresses. That’s where the maps will be placed. Each lady will be assigned a number. You can put that number on each ticket you are given, eliminating the need to write your name and phone number on all those tickets!
Gary & Wanda Harpole from Harpole’s Heartland Lodge have donated a stay for 2 ladies for their Amazing Girls Weekend in January, valued at over $550.
Extra Tickets for purchases
In addition to the one ticket the business gives each lady for visiting the business, you can earn an additional ticket for each $15 purchase they make that night at the host business. Purchases from vendors do not qualify. Ladies need not be present to win the Grand Prize.
Collecting the Grand Prize Tickets
Ladies can leave their Grand Prize tickets at any participating business. Please remember to put your number on the tickets. We will pick the tickets up the next day from the businesses.
Grand Prize Drawing
The drawing for the Grand Prizes will take place at a time convenient for Gary Harpole. We will video the drawing and announce the winner on Facebook. .
Area Disposal will provide trash boxes and bags for distribution around the Square. Please respect our downtown area and help us keep it clean
Many of the businesses will have vendors set up inside their locations. We do not track those or list them on the map. We will share posts on this page as we see them.
Keep the evening going
We encourage ladies who are not ready to go home after 4 hours of power shopping to stay in the downtown area. We have a number of great places at which to end the evening!