LIMA — Kathy Kahle, owner of The Ritz, deals with serious women’s health issues on a daily basis. Her store, located at 825 W. Market St., sells intimate clothing and much more for women. Kahle has initiated a contest that she hopes will empower women, while letting them have some fun as well — “Bras With A Cause.” One lucky winner will receive a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, compliments of 4-Seasons Car Wash.
“I wanted to do something that is fun for all women, not separate us, but empower us. That’s why I did Bras With A Cause. Bras With A Cause is all about, ‘Be your own kind of beautiful’ — that’s kind of the theme of my shop. Everybody is beautiful in their own way, and so this is just a little bit of something for all women to come together, to laugh, to not worry, just something fun,” said Kahle.
The contest is open to all women, and concludes on April 21. Visit The Ritz Facebook page for details on the contest.
It’s simple, decorate a bra of your choice, upload it to the IHeart Radio Gallery at https://ihr.fm/2ugtGBn (if you need help, call Kathy Kahle at 419-224-6100). Bring the decorated bra into The Ritz to be placed on display until April 21, during which time the public will have the opportunity to determine their favorite decorated bra on display in the gallery.
The Ritz will be holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, and all of the decorated bras will be on display.
“We are going to have our non-medical and medical representatives here to talk to all women and answer any questions, we’ll have our swimming suits out, pocketed and regular, new bras, free fittings, jewelry vendors and just a lot of other fun stuff,” said Kahle.
Kahle is hoping to entice the public to visit the store to get an idea of what the store sells.
“I just encourage if you’re a customer here or not, if you’re curious about what we do here, submit a bra, join us, have fun, it’s just all about empowering women and stopping the stigma of what we should look like, what we should be,” said Kahle.
Reach Merri Hanjora at 567-242-0511.