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      No time for boys at Girl Power in Amarillo


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      early
      4,000 girls have participated in Amarillo's Girl Power event throughout its five years.


      S

      etting aside girl time isn't always an easy task for
      Lupe Mobley and her daughter Carlee, but the duo made an exception Saturday for Girl Power.



      "

      C

      oming home and having to tend to everything else

      ," Mobley said.



      "W

      e don't get the time to usually spend together

      , and I

      just think this is a great event that others should know about."


      The

      event didn't leave any room for boys because it
      focused on moms and their daughters.



      "

      Y

      ou can just go around and ask these girls

      ,



      'A

      re you having fun?

      '" Event Coordinator Maegan Seymour said.



      "T

      hey always have these big smiles on their faces.
      It's just a good time to connect with their mothers, and just have that one-on-one time."


      Guests s

      peakers talked about the importance of internet safety, nutrition, self-esteem and many new topics hitting this generation of young girls

      , but there was also plenty of time for fun and games.



      "

      T

      he fun things are when we

      are getting your hair done, and when we get to see the author of Don't Call Me Cookie," Carlee said.


      A

      uthor
      Vanessa Pasiadis was included in this year's event that left Carlee and many other girls with a few good lessons learned.



      "

      T

      hat you and your mom need to do a good example, and that your daughter needs to tell you what's happening and what's wrong

      , and not tell lies," Carlee said.


      C

      oordinators sa

      id

      this year they also reached out to rural communities to get an even bigger turn-out.

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