Mall to feature Mother’s Day


Manhattan Town Center will have a variety of activities available Saturday in the Center Court for Mother’s Day.

Sara Van Allen, marketing manager for the mall, said Town Center is working in conjunction with KACZ-FM 96.3 for the event.

Van Allen said KACZ-FM will cover the event live from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., but the event will last until 3 p.m.

She said all ages can participate in the activities.

“The events are for anyone interested,” she said. “Whether it be for a last minute Mother’s Day gift or just an activity to do with their mom.”

This is the first year the mall has done the activities for Mother’s Day, Van Allen said.

She said in the past there have been gifts that were given with purchases.

“We were looking to do something different this year,” Van Allen said.

She said after working with Z96.3 for the I Z Wed event, they brainstormed and came up with the Mother’s Day activities.

Van Allen said the different activities of the day include different ways to register and win prizes, as well as the activities at the booths of the different local and mall vendors.

Cellular One will have phones available for people to call their mom or grandmother, she said.

Merle Norman, a cosmetics store at the mall, will offer complimentary makeovers for moms during the event, said Tasha Staab, beauty consultant at Merle Norman and sophomore in elementary education.

“We’ll be using our most popular colors, including our summer collection of 2006,” Staab said.

She said the store will have two girls giving the makeovers at the booth, but if it gets busy, more mothers can have their makeup done in the actual store.

“We want to try to fit in as many people as possible,” Staab said.

Staab said there also will be a drawing for a gift certificate.

Michelle Klentz, owner of Ceramic Canvas, said the store will have booths set up for people to do different crafts.

Klentz said an activity people can do is paint items such as plates and flower pots.

She said some of the items will need to be fired in the kiln since they use glaze, and people can pick up their items May 9 at Ceramic Canvas in the Westloop Shopping Center, 1344 Westloop Place.

“If people can’t come to the store later, I will bring acrylic paint to use on some items,” Klentz said.

Kletnz said the activities will cost somewhere from $10 to $20, depending on the activity, and will be available until 4:00.