GREAT FALLS – Great Falls residents escaped the chilly weather by doing some early holiday shopping for the special women in their lives on Saturday.
The What Women Want expo featured more than 200 booths that focused on products aimed at improving womens’ lives.
The event hosted beauty and wellness demonstrations along with live entertainment over two days.
Those at the expo say while it was entertaining, it was also an opportunity to educate.
The Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance used their booth to connect with mothers about where teens commonly hide drugs and alcohol in their bedrooms.
They say they were happy to have connected with numerous parents about the dangers of marijuana use over the past few days.
“Empower them more to be knowledgeable about what the current trends are for teens and that’s just empowering; every mom wants to feel like they know what they need to do, we all sometimes need to sharpen our skills or become more informed and this is a good way of doing that,” said Kristy Stroop with the Substance Abuse Prevention Alliance.
She says they will have more information on drug use and addiction during ‘Stop the Stigma Week’ at Great Falls College MSU from October 22-26.
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Reporting by Keeley Van Middendorp for MTN News