Local women support Mardi Bras event

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Spa staff Nicole Lander, Karen Smegal and Whitney Oledo display some of the 150 newly purchased bras that were brought to the Spa at The Essex Resort on Mardi Gras, Feb. 17. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Spa staff Nicole Lander, Karen Smegal and Whitney Oledo display some of the 150 newly purchased bras that were brought to the Spa at The Essex Resort on Mardi Gras, Feb. 17.
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Nearly 150 newly purchased bras were brought to the Spa at The Essex Resort on Mardi Gras, Feb. 17. The donated items were collected for benefit of homeless women and women in transition that are served by COTS (Committee on Temporary Shelter) in Burlington.

COTS representative Becky Holt expressed her delight in the concept and success. “This is a creative and unique way to raise awareness of the services of COTS and to offer women in need the luxury of a new, comfortable well-fitting bra. This is one of those unseen and unmet needs we face in our daily work with homeless families,” she said.

“We were thrilled with the generosity of our local community and were happy to give each donor a day pass to use the Spa facility sometime this year,” added spa manager, Karen Smegal.

The event was supported in part by the L’Eggs-Hanes-Bali-Playtex outlet at the Essex Outlet. Staff on hand at the event offered door prizes, shopping incentives and complimentary bra fitting.