On Thursday, September 24, the Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter held its annual POWER OF THE PURSE event, sponsored by Signet Jewelers, at the elegant Weymouth Country Club in Medina.
This sold-out event is seen as a great philanthropic Girls Night Out! With an emcee – Sarah Kay from the WQMX Morning Show, a DJ, the opportunity to Walk the Red Carpet for the Red Cross (for pictures from the Red Carpet, check out our Facebook page), and delicious hors d’oeuvres the night was a stunning success! More than 375 women turned out for this year’s fundraiser.
At the beginning of the evening over 80 purses stood ready to be auctioned off. The designer handbags were filled with fabulous swag from local merchants, local artists, and community members. The Bling Bazaar room offered beautiful statement pieces and jewelry options plus the chance to win a stunning diamond necklace from Signet Jewelers.
By the end of the night, not a single purse was left. Every single purse sold, including the amazing Coach clutch, donated by members of the Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties Chapter Board, which contained vouchers for four Goodyear tires and club seats to see the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Miami Heat. (In case you’re interested, the final bid for the the Board donated purse was $2,000!)
The final count has not been tallied, but early estimates for the evening have the total raised more than $50,000. Proceeds from the event will benefit the services offered by the Red Cross in Summit, Portage, and Medina Counties.