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No time for boys at Girl Power in Amarillo


N

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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