Women Expo

Mind, body and soul are three elements one of Seguin’s newest events hopes to help women focus on.

The Seguin Gazette and Guadalupe Regional Medical Center are hosting the first Guadalupe County Women’s Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 10 at the Seguin Events Complex — Coliseum.

“It is an opportunity for all the women in Guadalupe County and surrounding areas to come and see all that Guadalupe County has to offer them,” Seguin Gazette Publisher Elizabeth Engelhardt said. “It’s an opportunity to bring women together.”

The free event will feature more than 20 different organizations and businesses including dentists, banks, independent distributors, boutiques and financial advisors.

During the event, guests will have the opportunity to snack on heavy hors d’oeuvres while watching and listening to several presentations.

“There will be a live laser peel demonstration done by Dr. (Mark) Kneuper (of Hill Country Vein and Aesthetics Center),” Engelhardt said. “We shared a video of one earlier this week on our Facebook. We have some physicians from GRMC that are going to talk. Edward Jones is going to be giving some financial information.”

Guests will have the chance to win door prizes that were donated by the vendors, she said.

The Guadalupe County Women’s Expo is something Engelhardt said she’s wanted to do since she arrived in Seguin almost three years ago.

“This has been a passion project of mine. I wanted to do something after (Taste of Home) Cooking School closed, which was an annual event the Gazette put on each year,” she said. “I wanted to do something community-wide and of course women was my favorite topic and something that really hasn’t been showcased in Guadalupe County that I know of for a while.”

Planning for the event started more than a year ago and it was in the summer the Gazette approached GRMC, Engelhardt said.

“They immediately joined us as a co-host for the event. They are amazing in the things they offer women and they are still bringing more innovative things,” she said.

Engelhardt said she hopes the expo shows women all the opportunities that are available in their own backyard.

“I think right now in this day and age, for any women of age or race, there is so much information out there we don’t know about,” she said. “I hope they take away a newfound sense of support in their community and that they realize women’s health is important. I hope they find some new resources and information they didn’t know about.”

For more information, visit the Guadalupe County Women’s Expo Facebook page at bit.ly/2CMGyAX or contact Seguin Gazette Publisher Elizabeth Engelhardt at 830-379-5441.

Valerie Bustamante is a staff writer for the Seguin Gazette. You can e-mail her at valerie.bustamante@seguingazette.com.

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