10th Annual Love That Bag! Purse Auction to be held at Abilene Country Club

10th Annual Love That Bag! Purse Auction to be held at Abilene Country Club

By Toni Brown - Executive Director

 

 

 

April 8, 2014, Abilene, TX – The 10th Annual Purse Auction benefitting the Alliance for Women & Children will be held Thursday, May 15th at 6:00pm at the Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.“For ten years, the Alliance has hosted this elite fundraising event to raise money for the women and children in our community. To celebrate, we are pleased to announce that the emcee from our inaugural year, Joni Wood will be at the mic again this year.” shares Event Chair Megan Bolls. “This is sure to be the most fun yet!”Committee members ask women and businesses in our community to donate new or gently used bags for this event. The live auction will consist of 10 bags and the silent auction will have roughly 75. Some of the purses that are not used this year will be saved for next year’s event. {{more}}To add to the fun of the 10th anniversary event, the Alliance will hold a public purse sale on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd from 7 am to 1pm in the auditorium of the Alliance office building at 1350 North 10th Street. “We want to invite the public to be a part of the event this year, by hosting a sale of some of the bags that are not included in the auction. They will sell for $20, $25, $10 or as low as $5 to help raise additional funds for the Alliance and bring some new friends into the building,” explains Lucy Vinson, Event Co-Chair.This year’s event also includes a raffle, which includes a one night stay at Rancho Loma and dinner for two, a piece of Jon Hart luggage donated by Surprises and a MedSpa package. The total value is over $1000. Raffle tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or 12 for $100. For information on how to attend the event and bid on the purses for auction, call 677-5321. Reservations are $50 each or $400 for tables of 8. Advance tickets required.