8th Annual Love That Bag! Purse Auction to be held at Abilene Country Club

8th Annual Love That Bag! Purse Auction to be held at Abilene Country Club

By Toni Brown - Executive Director

 

 

 

April 20, 2012, Abilene, TX – The 8th Annual Purse Auction benefitting the Alliance for Women & Children will be held Thursday, May 3rd at 6:00pm at the Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd. {{more}}“This year the Purse Auction committee has focused on ensuring the event entices both our new and younger donors and our faithful donors who have attended every year since the event’s inception,” says Toni Brown, Executive Director. “We have high end bags and mainstream retail bags, wallets, diaper bags, evening bags…you name it, we have it! Some are new and some are gently loved, but we have something for everyone. The best part is that every dollar helps support women and children in our community!”Committee members have asked women in our community to donate new or gently used bags for this event. There are over 200 purses donated so far. The live auction will consist of 12 bags and the silent auction will have roughly 75. The purses that are not used this year will be saved for next year’s event.“We are excited about the number of purses that have come in this year! It is wonderful to have a variety to choose from so that we can display many different styles and colors and ensure that all of the bags are in great condition to be auctioned,” explains Cynthia Carr, event chair and board member.This year’s event also includes a raffle, which is dinner for two at Rancho Loma, a two nights’ stay at Hord’s Creek Ranch and a piece of Jon Hart luggage donated by Surprises. The total value is over $1000. Raffle tickets are 1 for $10, 3 for $25, or 12 for $100. In addition, Chick-Fil-A owner Wesley Smith who will be this year’s auctioneer has donated a certificate for Free Chick-Fil-A for a year to be used at his new store opening on the north side of town in June. For information on how to attend the event and bid on the purses for auction, call 677-5321. Reservations are $40 each or $350 for tables of 8. Advance tickets required.About the Organization: Alliance for Women & Children, located at 1350 N 10th, empowers women and their families with the tools to dream. Founded in 1920 as a YWCA, the local organization touches more than 2,000 lives annually.