May 6, 2014 at 5:00 AM
MADISON, NJ - Borough businesses will be participating in the annual Madison Ladies' Night Out on Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Madison Chamber of Commerce, the event is open to all for an evening out shopping and dining throughout the business district.
"Our Madison businesses are customer friendly and service oriented. Many are preparing special in-store events, demonstrations, or special savings. There is certain to be good cheer and lots of hospitality," said the Chamber's Executive Director Karen Meyer.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. at Doodlebugz, 55 Main St. Wine and cheese will be offered by Gary's Wine & Marketplace, 121 Main St.
The first 125 registrants will receive a gift bag filled with items donated by the local businesses, and all participants will have an opportunity to enter into a raffle to win two different baskets. The drawing for the baskets will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Doodlebugz. The baskets will be displayed at registration.
Doodlebugz will be holding "Kids Night Out" during the event, giving those with children access to babysitting, which will be offered from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Then charge is $20 per child. For reservations, contact Doodlebugz at (973) 410-0102.
Madison PhotoPlus, 40 Main St. will welcome Canon U.S.A. to Madison's Ladies' Night Out.
Photographers from Canon and Madison PhotoPlus staff will photograph every woman who visits Madison PhotoPlus that evening between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Each visitor will be presented with a custom printed 13"x19" enlargement of herself free.
"Our businesses are putting their best foot forward and rolling out the red carpet for this special annual event." said John Morris, owner of Stewart Morris, Awards, Gifts & Flags and vice-president of the Madison Chamber of Commerce.
A DJ has been arranged by the Downtown Development Commission to entertain during the event in front of The Drip at 34 Main St.