LOUDONVILLE — Downtown Loudonville's annual Ladies Night Out celebration on Friday, April 20, will have a 1980s theme, with participants encouraged to dress in '80s attire.
The evening of fun along with shopping opportunities, is an annual production of the Loudonville-Mohican Chamber of Commerce.
Valerie Spreng, Chamber executive director, asks all who participate to stop in the Chamber office at 131 W. Main St., downtown, and pick up a brochure.
"All participating businesses are listed in the brochure, and businesses will pass out punch cards," Spreng said. "If you make three separate purchases marked on your card, your name will be entered in a drawing to win a free night's stay at either the Mohican Lodge or Landoll's Mohican Castle."
Festivities will run from 3 to 8 p.m., with local disc jockey John Chipner set up to provide '80s music in the First Knox Bank parking lot from 6 to 8 p.m. Chipner will then move his '80s music setup to nearby Beano's Buckeye Ballroom to continue the '80s party from 8 to 11 p.m.
In addition, a vendor fair will be conducted in the Loudonville Fair Event Center of North Water Street throughout the promotion, and the Mohican Area Community Fund, in partnership with the Loudonville Church Women, will offer a raffle to raise funds, music and light refreshments.
The Rape Crisis Domestic Violence Center will will have an '80s photo booth in the Fair Event Center, and a contest to win a "Ladies from the '80s" gift basket, promised to be filled with outlandish items from the most radical decade ever.
Virtually every business, including restaurants, bars, and fraternal and veterans organizations, will offer some sort of special for the evening, ranging from reduced priced drinks to artist demonstrations to percentage off on all purchases offers.
In addition, groups outside the downtown, including the Ugly Bunny Wintery, Landoll's Mohican Castle Copper Mug Restaurant and the Loudonville Lions are offering Ladies Night specials.