Pamper St. Pete stirs up feel good vibes

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer

ST. PETERSBURG – More than 250 community members filed into the Enoch Davis Recreation Center for the third annual Pamper St. Pete event last Saturday, Sept.17.

India Johnson and Brandy Walker originated the Pamper St. Pete event three years ago.

“We felt the community needed pampering and an opportunity to come out and feel good about themselves,” said Johnson, stating that 298 people attended the inaugural event.

From tiny toddlers to seasoned seniors, Pamper St. Pete catered to all ages. The youngsters stared in awe at the EMS vehicles and workers. Seniors greeted each other with hugs and handshakes.

Former Weekly Challenger writer Jeanie Blue said that she came out because she “wanted to support the Enoch Davis Center when they’re having an activity that’s involving the community.”

“I’ve been in health fairs where I have exhibited, and now I get to be on the other side of the table,” said Wanda Stuart.

The event featured free massages provided by current students and graduates of Cortiva Institute, Message Therapy School. Other health organizations on hand included Neighborly Care Network, Well Care Health Plans, Impact Health Community Specialists and representatives from Mary Kay Cosmetics.

GTE Credit Union representative Kimberly Fulana came to share information on the advantages that her credit union offers over traditional bank services.

“The credit union is going to offer lower rates on auto loans, credit cards and even help with credit repair,” said Fulana.

Community residents received additional pampering from free nail polishing, face painting and meals provided by Heavy’s Food Truck.

To reach Allen Buchanan, email abuchanan@theweeklychallenger.com

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