MOUNT VERNON — Power of the Purse, the American Red Cross of Knox County Ladies Night Out and Purse Auction, will be held Friday, May 6, at the Gallagher Center at the Ohio Eastern Star Home, 1451 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. to view both silent and live auction items and enjoy the complete salad and dessert buffet. The live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.
This will be an evening for women who love to shop for purses, offering new unused purses at both the live and silent auction. Some purses will have valuable incentives and 10 of the purses will have a “Silver Lining.” Donated purses include brands such as Coach, Tignanello, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coldwater Creek, just to name a few. There will be a “Bag Lady Boulevard,” which will showcase gently used name brand purses.
The money raised from this event will benefit those families in Knox County who are served by the local Red Cross, whose lives have been affected by devastation from fire, flood, severe storm or other disaster; provide around the world 24/7 communication to service men and women in time of personal emergency and provide financial assistance in time of family crisis. The community turns to the Red Cross for their safety training in first aid, CPR, AED, aquatic safety and child care.
Those who wish to donate a purse, incentive, buy a ticket or table, call the American Red Cross of Knox County at 740-397-6300. Purses will be on the agency website on April 15, visit knoxredcross.org to see the selection. The American Red Cross is a United Way Agency.
Published on March 23, 2011