Mothers, daughters gather for Chick-fil-A event
Saturday evening's crowd at Chick-fil-A leaned strongly in the feminine direction, by design.
The restaurant, continuing its tradition of holding events to bring parents and their kids together, held "Girls' Night Out," with emphasis on mothers and daughters.
Several businesses got on board, offering some expertise in style and relaxation. Students from Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology put some of their training into action, offering free manicures for big girls and little ones alike.
Also offered gratis were hair braiding, courtesy of Special Effects, and chair massages, from Men's Refinery (reaching beyond the traditional clientele). Also, free souvenir photos, courtesy of Walgreens, were available.
The massage was the best part of the package, in the opinion of Makenzie Godwin, 5, echoed by her mom, Justa.
Kimberly Lee, the restaurant's marketing director, pointed out that the CSRA's other Chick-fil-As also were on board for the event. The goal, she said, is to help guests "get away and be able to have time away from their phones and television and school and work, and just be able to talk."
Items laid out on tables in advance included a list of conversation starters, Lee said. "We have that at every single event that we do like this, on those on the table tonight are just about true beauty and where that comes from, and self-confidence and things like that ... since that is really relevant for girls."
"We had a blast - a really, really good time," said Erica Barnes, who attended with her daughter, Nevaeh, 4. "We actually look forward to February 9, when they're doing to do 'Daddy-Daughter Day.' We've already signed up."