Rivertown Rumblings — Aug. 13

Staff Writer
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin
Beauties: Pictured at the Mary Kay seminar are Crystal Scott, director-in-qualification, left, and Anita Tripp-Brewton, senior national sales director, right.

Crystal Scott of Chillicothe joined more than 35,000 Mary Kay independent business owners from throughout the United States and around the world at the company’s annual seminar in Dallas July 17 through Aug. 2. 

Mary Kay Inc.’s annual seminar is a business conference held each year in Dallas to educate, motivate and recognize the accomplishments of the rapidly growing Mary Kay independent sales force, which includes more than 1.8 million independent beauty consultants.  

Scott began her Mary Kay business in 2003 and is currently a director-in-qualification. At the seminar, she was recognized for second in unit sales, second in unit team building, ninth in area team building, top 50 achiever for “It’s In the Bag” luncheon, Circle of Achievement unit member, Cadillac Unit member and Diamond Circle Area member.

This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Dream” pays tribute to the business Mary Kay Ash envisioned 45 years ago that would create an unparalleled opportunity for women to achieve their dreams.  

Before traveling to Dallas, attendees were encouraged to collect previous pink and platinum Mary Kay® compacts from their customers and bring them to the seminar for recycling. 

For every compact returned, Mary Kay Inc. will plant a tree, up to 100,000, in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana and Idaho through a partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and under the direction of the U.S. Forest Service. 

According to the Arbor Day Foundation, Mary Kay Inc.’s donation of 100,000 trees is equivalent to half of a forest.

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Many people remember former Illinois Valley Central High School principal Scott Russell. The Suzi Russell Memorial Run, in memory of his late wife, is at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at Hickory Grove Park in Dunlap.

It features a 10k, half-mile walk-n-talk and a Kids Fun Run. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Go to www.relayforlifepeoria.com for more information.