Belk Grand Reopening Event Promises Something For All
Belk will hold a grand reopening Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, and a spokesperson says it promises to be fun-filled with surprises for everyone.
The newly renovated Women's Store will feature cosmetic events at every counter. After their consultations and make-overs with the experts, ladies can enter to win prizes in many of the newly stocked departments, featuring the latest fall fashions and accessories.
The men will have the same opportunity to register to win free gifts in the newly expanded Men's, Kids and Home Store. Children will can win prizes by entering a coloring contest and guessing the number of candy pieces in jars.
Many special events are planned throughout the day on Saturday, Nov. 4.
Some of the events at the Women's Store will include Belk's own "Dancing With the Stars" at 2 p.m. Claudia Place and her partner, Robert Place, from Pinehurst Dance Studio, will demonstrate the latest hot dance steps and perform several dances.
Belk's own stars will shine when they follow the dancing, modeling the latest holiday Belk fashions from the ladies' and men's departments.
Prior to the dance event, a fashion show will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring adults, kids and teens. Featured will be Oliva Hale, Miss Noel; Annabelle Hale, Junior Miss Noel; Madison Hadaway, Little Miss Noel; Sydney Smith, Miss Teen Moore County 2006, and the newly crowned Miss Moore County, Emilea Jane McLean.
All this will take place inside the entrance on the U.S. 15-501 side of the store.
Carolyn Register, fashion consultant, will be available in the women's and petite departments from 10 to 11 a.m. She will help ladies coordinate for a new fall look.
The lingerie department will feature a bra fitting event, and models in the sleepwear department want to give all visitors "a good night kiss."
Chaquwann Stubbs, a student from the Academy of Moore County, and his cousin, Demarruis Campbell, will perform on their drums in the junior department at 3 p.m.
The Men's, Kids and Home store will also host events Saturday, offering something for the entire family. Customers will receive a cup of coffee from Camellia Coffee House & Caf in the Home Department at 10 a.m. A representative will be serving a variety of flavored coffees.
"Movin Through," a four-piece contemporary band, will entertain inside the store from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Golfers will have an opportunity to talk about techniques with the expert from Match Play Golf and will be able to test their putting ability to enter for a prize fitting a golfer. "Colonel" Bob Adams, radio personality from 550 AM WIOZ and fitness expert, will present "Fit and Trim," with helpful hints and ideas to get ready for the holidays.
Future brides and grooms will have the opportunity to learn and discuss ideas with Rachel Yates, bridal consultant. Yates will be at Belk throughout the day Saturday and will present a fall wedding theme complete with wedding gown, flowers, cake, photographer and invitations. Couples can select items for the Belk bridal registry.
Aldena Frye, floral designer, will present "How to Set a Holiday Table," at 3 p.m., using Belk's newest line of holiday china and crystal. Customers can register to win a live floral centerpiece designed by Frye.
Children will be welcomed to their own fun-filled events in the kid's department. Tommy Miller, an artist from The O'Neal school, will be face painting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Belk's own clown will give gifts to the first 30 children who are accompanied by an adult to the kids' department.
The first 50 "Divas," girls age 7 to 12, to line up on the red carpet in the girl's department will be greeted by a Belk associate who will hand them their Diva Day "I'm a Star at Belk" press pass and invite them to receive a mini-makeover.
After the makeover, the "diva" will be given a feather boa and be photographed for her own glamour shot. The photo will be printed immediately and placed in the back of her press pass for an instant souvenir. She will be invited to color or autograph her star. There will also be a gift available, with a minimum purchase of $25, in the girls' department.
Other special events are planned during the two-day grand reopening. A spokesperson said it is just a small way that Belk and its' associates want to say "thank you" to customers for their patience and patronage during the renovation.
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