Cosmetic Event to Benefit Housing Authority

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A Louisville, Ky. entrepreneur is bringing products from her new cosmetic company back to her hometown of Bowling Green, KY. A kick-off event on Thursday evening, Dec. 14, 2006, will raise money for the Bowling Green Housing Authority.

Bowling Green native Amy Wheeler currently lives in Louisville. Wheeler is a former Jefferson County school teacher.

"I think that definitely education gave me the confidence to think I can do whatever I want," Wheeler said.

Wheeler did just that. She recently started a new cosmetic company called Tallulah Cosmetics.

"I found manufacturers that made cosmetics, and I sampled products, which got me into this because I always loved cosmetics, always loved to shop," Wheeler said.

Wheeler recently kicked off her new cosmetic line. She is now bringing her products to Bowling Green, teaming up with the Polka Dot Parlor and owner Natalie Perry.

"The two go together hand in hand. You know, lip gloss, makeup, the whole glamour thing with hair," Perry said.

"We had the same dream initially. We both followed something that we believe in and we think will make us happy and we both want to give back to Bowling Green as well," Wheeler said.

Wheeler and Perry both plan on doing this by raising money at the cosmetic company's kick-off event to benefit the Bowling Green Housing Authority.

In July 2006 officials with the Housing Authority learned that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was making funding cuts across the nation. In Bowling Green the Learning Center's budget was cut by $100,000.

"I have seen first hand some of the struggles they've had when they don't have enough funds, some of the kids that lose out when they don't have enough funds for this and that, or the government cut something and they lose something that's very important to a child," Wheeler said.

"It's gonna be great. I'm so excited to give back to them especially at this time of year," Perry said.

Thursday's event to introduce the cosmetic line and its first products will take place from seven to nine at the Polka Dot Parlor salon on East 13th Avenue.

Money raised at the event will benefit the Housing Authority.

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