Annual Women’s Expo in Hayden draws a good crowd

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Two young women are ready start the photo booth fun at the booth sponsored by Angela Hillan-Ramirez. Nina Crowder | CBN

Nina Crowder had double duty Saturday. She reported on the Copper Basin Women’s Expo as well as sponsoring a booth. Larry Ramirez | CBN

Felicity Ramirez and Joriannna Hudson looming bracelets. Nina Crowder | CBN

Copper Basin News

The Women’s Expo held at the Hayden High School was an exciting day filled with food, fun, learning, laughing, shopping and prizes! The vendors were in good spirits and enjoyable to talk with. The concession stands had good food to keep everyone happy and the money will benefit Martina Borquez’s school trip to Washington DC. Over the course of the day approximately 150 people cycled through the Women’s Expo, prizes were drawn every hour that consisted of IPOD Speaker System, new blanket, flavored candle set, Watkins Gift Basket, ZORT t-shirt and many other items.

Thank you to the event sponsors: ASARCO, Resolution Copper, Ray Federal Credit Union, Gordon’s Market and IGA Family and Friends and Food. It would be more difficult to have such events without the benefits of these sponsors.

Among the speakers, Martina Burnam spoke about Mediocre Meditation and how important it is for us to take time to relax. The benefits of meditation can promote a sense of relaxation, calmness, control and happiness. One of the greatest outcomes of meditation is learning to go with the flow and allowing tranquility into your life. Meditation techniques are designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. Let meditation clear your mind and ease health issues. There are many positive benefits to having meditation in our lives. Pick up a brochure, look online or ask a doctor about meditation and give it a chance.

Larry Ramirez spoke to the group about the importance of volunteerism. How we can help out in our communities? We don’t have to be a volunteer every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but even simple acts like cleaning up the street we live on once a week or taking a senior citizen to a doctor’s appointment are not only acts of kindness but acts of volunteerism and they help other people. There are many clubs or non-profit organizations that are terrific ways to volunteer. Some organizations to consider are the Food Bank, Rotary, Lions, Community Outreach, Fire Department, Family First, Charlotte’s Way Rescue, Copper Community Action Board, town council and many others. Think of something you like to do and see if there is a way to work volunteerism into that. Once you find your niche you will be happy you did and so will the people you help. Larry Ramirez was volunteering at the Mammoth San Manuel Education Foundation Fundraiser Golf Tournament at the Hayden Golf Course during the day which is a wonderful example of being a volunteer. Volunteers from the Hayden Little League volunteered to sell concessions at the golf tournament. There are many ways to be a volunteer and make a positive impact in others lives.

Gil Morales, inspirational speaker, gave a talk about his life and the obstacles he has had to overcome. Gil is an advisor on the Children’s Advisory Board at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and has had physical ailments to overcome in his life. He continues to keep a positive outlook on life.

There was a talk and demonstration on how to run an eBay business. Lots of information was shared from how to start an eBay account, how to list items, getting paid and shipping items. Business cards were handed out for additional questions. It was an informative day.

The vendors that helped make this event successful included Watkins Natural, Pampered Chef, Central Arizona College, 31 Gifts DKA Zeta Group, Copper Community Action Board, Aravaipa Hiking Club, Melaleauca, Northern Arizona University, A Captured Moment, Java Coffee Weightloss, Thirty One, Town of Winkelman, Tully’s Place, Well Armed Women Copper Basin Chapter, Gold Canyon, GAPS and ZORT. Java Coffee gave out free samples of coffee and tea, ZORT gave out glow necklaces, Avon, Watkins and Melaleauca all gave out samples, there were even Jack Daniel’s Cupcakes, there was not a shortage of things to experience.

As enjoyable as the vendors and speakers were there was an added bonus with a fashion show by the Pioneer Day Queen Contestant’s. All the young girls did a fantastic job at entertaining a large audience with the fashion show. There was something for everyone and the attendees seemed to have a good time. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Copper Basin Women’s Expo!

Nina Crowder (98 Posts)

Nina Crowder is a resident of Mammoth. She volunteers in several local organizations. She covers events throughout the Copper Corridor and Superior Town and School governance.


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