Take 13 young ladies, all students from Centralia Intermediate School and Chester Boren Middle School mix in a few handfuls of successful Centralia business women and you have the Centralia R-
VI Smart Program Spa Night.
The evening of Friday, Feb. 23 tables and chairs dotted the floor of the CBMS gym.
As the 13 students went from station to station, they had the opportunity to enjoy spa activities provided by the volunteers.
• Chair massages from Neva Wilkerson of Bittersweet Touch and Ann Schnell of Monarch Massage
• Jewelry making, courtesy of Gretchen Spires of In Full Bloom and Skylar Taylor of the Centralia Women’s Network.
• Bath salts and essential oils with Stephanie Green and April Heywood, representing Young Living Essential Oils
• Manicures from Sarah Spires and Kenzi Redington
• Hair styling from Leaf Allen of Chateau Hairstyling Salon and Justi Montague representing MFA Oil
• Picture frame crafts with Marilyn Dick and Angela Taylor of the Centralia Women’s Network
• I am Canvas, with Laurie Grimes of the Centralia Women’s Network and Kayla Wilkerson.
Other events included a photo shoot, team building and a fashion show.
“When you look good, you feel good,” said Lisa Mathieson SMART director and one of the program’s organizers, “The happier you are, the more beautiful you become.”
CBMS Counselor Trisa Redington said it was a building experience for the young women.
“It is great to expose them to potential role models,” Redington said. “They are shown that there are people who care about them and often experience things they might not otherwise experience and forge new connections with people and the community.”