Kinettes Lola Bronn (left) and Betty Twomey (right) with Nikki Bakker of Elisha House

In what is fast becoming a Pelham tradition, the Fonthill and district Kinettes are hosting their 2nd annual Pamper Me Sweet! spa day on Saturday, February 13, at Fonthill United Church. This year the event has grown from 25 to 35 vendors, providing a broad assortment of items and spa services to compliment any tastes. “There are a lot of different vendors carrying a variety of items that will be of interest to women,” said Lola Bronn, one of the co-chairs of the event. Held the day before Valentine’s, Pamper me Sweet! provides the perfect opportunity for men to spoil that special someone to a day of relaxation and indulgence. “It is a Valentine’s Day spa day,” continued Bronn. “It’s a nice day for guys to bring their favorite lady to come and pamper her.” Last year the event raised over $1500 for Women’s Place of South Niagara. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to Elisha House, a pregnancy and family support centre in Welland. “We were looking to stick with something that had to do with women,” Bronn explained. “A lot of us were familiar with Elisha house through our different churches, and we felt they were a great fit.” The funds will be used to grow programming and expand services, providing women with rides to medical appointments and 24/7 crisis support. “We have a lot of different services,” said Elisha House spokeswoman Nikki Bakker. “We have sexual health information, as well as crisis pregnancy counselling, and we provide information on maintaining healthy relationships.” Elisha House will maintain a booth at the event, where people can learn more about where the proceeds will be going. They will also be able to volunteer or make a donation if they choose. Currently Elisha House is in need of baby items and adult hygiene products. Several businesses have donated door prizes for the event, including Dr. Marando Dentistry and the European Pantry. If any other businesses would be willing to make a donation, the Kinettes would be happy to have them. The Kinettes are also looking for any local musicians who might be interested in providing entertainment throughout the day. Prospective parties can contact Kinette Betty Twomey at 905-892-2377.