Warwick celebrates the 14th annual Ladies Night Out

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:05

    WARWICK — The weather forecast was for thunderstorms and heavy rain but Tim Mullally, chair of “Ladies Night Out” and “Queen for a Day,” had promised that this year’s event would be more spectacular than ever and so he and other members of the Merchants Guild decided that the show must go on. They were right. The sun came out just in time and so did the crowds. Downtown Warwick was buzzing with activity as the ladies indulged themselves with specials, refreshments and treats offered by participating merchants for the 14th anniversary of Ladies Night Out held on Thursday, Aug. 25. A record 35 street vendors was on hand selling gifts, goods and services. And the focus was on Women’s Health, Fitness, Beauty and Fashion. Entertainment at Railroad Green included fitness training, pole dancing, belly dancing and Zumba. DJ Steve Regan and other musicians were also on hand to provide music to dance by throughout the evening. This year Blarney Station Restaurant on Railroad Avenue obtained permission to set up a beer and wine garden, with seating for 40 patrons, in the middle of the street. At approximately 8 p.m., Karen Thomas, executive director of the Warwick Valley Community Center, was crowned “Queen for a Day,” by Mayor Michael Newhard in Railroad Green Park. Colleen Brennan, former Warwick business owner, who spearheaded this and many other events, also stopped by to enjoy the evening and to visit her brother Tim Mullally. “We pulled the rabbit out of the hat,” said Mullally, “This is the magic of Ladies Night Out and the work of the Warwick Merchants to make this a night to join with friends and family for an evening of summer fun.”