Friday, October 15, 2010

Power of the Purse powers along to 5th year

story and photos by Joel Rafkin
About 300 people opened their purses to support children's literacy at the fifth annual Power of the Purse event held Thursday at the Holiday Inn City Center.
Tables lined with themed handbag collections surrounded the perimeter of the room in a silent auction and luncheon event to benefit Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. Each bag was filled with other goods that matched the theme. For example: A woven straw bag titled "Beach Bound" also contained a towel, sunscreen and other items for a day at the beach. A few items on the auction block were standalone — not associated with a purse or bag — but the bulk of the 43 purchased or donated items were "purse-centric."

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