The Power of the Purse is the title of a new event sponsored by the Southwest Illinois Division of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The first-ever fundraiser features a live and silent purse auction, heavy appetizers and drinks, and a night geared toward women and their friends.
The event will be held on Thursday June 4 at the N.O. Nelson campus of Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville. There will be a silent and live auction for the purses, donated by local businesses and individuals. The live auction will include a fashion showcase with local, well-known male models. Tickets are $25 per person or a table of eight for $200. Reservations must be made by May 28, and to sign up call 258-9800 or follow a link at www.stl.unitedway.org/purse