“Every woman should have a purse of her own” – Susan B. Anthony


Purse Auction Committee: Juliet Lane; Patty Kersey, Auction Committee Chair, and Lisa Baker.

The all women volunteer committee for the Brazosport Health Foundation’s Power of the Pur$e luncheon is having mounds of fun planning a Southern Charm event for Tuesday, April 28, 2015. TDECU Mortgage, presenting sponsor, invites you to purchase one of the few sponsorships and general admission tickets remaining.

The Silent Purse Auction Committee, chaired by Patty Kersey, is busy building the inventory of purses to ensure at least 100 of the anticipated 600 guests will leave with a new purse of their own!

Patty and her committee are asking community women, businesses and yes, men, to donate a fabulous purse, vintage or new, to complete the purse inventory. The 50+ purses on hand range from $25 to $500. The committee is asking for purses for all ages including toddlers, teens, modern woman and yes, “murses.” Murses are bags for men and those bags are known as “messengers,” fishing tackle boxes, tool kits, and shave kits. To donate to the silent auction, please contact the Brazosport Health Foundation at 979-297-6190.

Jeanne Robertson, Hall of Fame Speaker, specializing in hilarious humor, based on her life experiences, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 3rd Annual Power of the Pur$e Luncheon.

Cheri McBurnett and Mary Meyers are co-chairing the event for the third year, with many of the founding committee members returning. The entire committee is looking forward to another successful luncheon and auction. The luncheon and the designer purse auction proceeds are designated for a trauma exam room in the Mike and Lesley Lowrey Emergency Services Pavilion at Brazosport Regional.

The luncheon will include the silent purse auction and a raffle featuring a Louis Vuitton special edition purse donated by BASF. The raffle and silent auction give the luncheon guests many options to leave with a fantastic bag.

The luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the Brazosport College Dow Academic Center. Call 979-297-6190 for information about donations, sponsorships and tickets.

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