Fenton Ladies Night Out is back on.
On Friday, Nov. 13 from 4 to 9 p.m., attendees will be able to walk around Fenton and shop at local stores, while enjoying the start of the holiday shopping season.
The Times reported a few weeks ago that local municipalities canceled their fall Ladies Night events due to the pandemic. Holly has an event planned for Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14, and now Fenton does, too.
The event is planned by Karen Piacentini, owner of Fenton’s Open Book, and Brenda Hasse, local author. They received city approval last week.
“I think most (business owners) are on board because we can’t afford not to hold it. Everyone really wants to do Ladies Night, and it’s just a big day for everyone,” Piacentini said.
Piacentini said attendees can expect the same features as a usual Ladies Night Out, except for a few exceptions. The event will not have punch cards. People will have to follow guidelines about wearing face masks inside, and Piacentini said they will encourage people to not linger around inside stores when they’re crowded.
“If your friend is waiting to pay for something, we’ll ask you to wait outside instead of inside,” she said. “Store owners are thinking of creative ways to do drinks and snacks. Everyone has such different and unique stores.”
Piacentini and Hasse are working to get promotional amenities ready. They’re also planning Witches Night Out for Friday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.
“We just want people to have a good time. We want to try to make life normal again and just support all the local businesses that are in each town,” she said.