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Fairs new lounge looks to inspire young women
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The Stanislaus County Fair will be debuting the empowHER Lounge during this years fair, with the goal of giving young girls and women inspiration to become great leaders in the community. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Stanislaus County Fair has partnered with Vintage Faire Mall and Yonan’s Jewelers to bring guests a contemporary and inspirational lounge for young women, ages 16 to 25, to enjoy. The empowHER Lounge will be a lounge geared towards inspiring young girls to be great leaders in our community. 

“Young females need to feel more confident within themselves for the real world and harness better leadership skills,” said Adrenna Alkhas, spokesperson for the Stanislaus County Fair. “This lounge will provide educational opportunities for that while having fun and feeling inspired.”

Giving girls the confidence to be themselves through workshops is the goal of the lounge. The lounge will also be presenting the girls with the skills needed to empower others as much as empowering themselves. The lounge will provide daily presentations, presented by W.E.L.L. Leadership, a woman’s education and leadership league, on how to conduct themselves in different aspects of their daily lives.  Presentations will include topics such as becoming a better digital citizen; speaking up and finding their voice; as well as finding their cause and passion in life.  The workshops are there to help harness their leadership skills, navigate their relationship with technology, and create meaningful and inspiring online content by being careful with what they are posting on social media. 

Guests who sign up for the seminars will also receive a Fair and Vintage Faire Mall Swag bag (maximum of 40 guests per session will be allowed). 

“Vintage Faire Mall is excited about the opportunity to partner with the Stanislaus County Fair’s empowHER Lounge to help promote healthy, strong, positive messages to young women within our center,” said Annie Amies, marketing manager at Vintage Faire Mall. “It is such a wonderful platform to showcase the abilities and assets of our retailers and their abilities and products while promoting confidence with our shoppers and local community.”

            The lounge will also provide daily hair and makeup tutorials, presented by Paul Mitchell. Young women will be mentored by professionals on the latest styles and trends inspired by natural beauty. Young women will be encouraged to embrace and emphasize their natural features. 

Vintage Faire Mall participating retailers will also have a back-to-school fashion show that is geared towards educating young women on how to dress for the life they want to lead.  Other tenants from Vintage Fair Mall will be featured in the lounge as well.  The lounge will be open daily during the Fair on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

            The 2016 Stanislaus County Fair opens July 8 for a 10-day run. Discounted Fair admission tickets, unlimited ride wristbands, and the Fair season pass are currently on sale. Corporate ticket sales will also be available to purchase at a highly discounted rate. Visit the Fair’s website for upcoming ticket sale information at

The 2016 Fair will feature a children’s area presented by Sky Trek Aviation. Also planned for 2016 are 10-nights of free celebrity concerts included with Fair admission, a total of three stages of live entertainment, upwards of 30,000 local exhibits and over 1,750 animals.  Metal-mashing motorsports and three nights of rodeo in the FoodMaxx Arena will also be featured.