DWF “Power of the Purse”

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Mary Frances donated by Artfully Framed

"Power of the Purse'

The Designing Women Foundation presents "Power of the Purse" each October to raise money for the Foundation's general scholarship fund.   DWF, founded by producer Linda Bloodworth Thomason, provides scholarships for college, and also administers the "Charlie Classics" Reading program.  (Learn more about the Designing Women Foundation and their work here.) The "Power of the Purse" is a very fun event held at the Claudia House each fall.   There will be purses (primarily designer names, old and gently used), scarves, belts, wallets, jewelry and accessories of all kinds available for both purchase and silent auction.   There is a wide variety of price levels, so there truly is something for every one.   Most of the purses are donated by area retailers, or donated (either newly purchased or gently used) by community women. New, designer name brand purses will be available by silent auction.   Gently used items are available for purchase throughout the evening.
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Betsey Johnson purse donated by Elissa Hogg

Vera Bradley donated by La Boutique

Vera Bradley purse donated by La Boutique

For an admission of $10.00, you will be treated to a terrific spread of hors d'oeuvres, wine, cider, soft drinks and access to the beautiful Claudia House and grounds.   Have fun participating in the silent auctions, shop for new accessories for yourself or gifts, and enjoy mingling with friends while enjoying the food.  It is a fun and relaxing evening. Artfully Framed is a proud sponsor of the event. Should you want to donate to the event next year, contact us here at Artfully Framed!      
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A Table of Belts

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Claudia House Libray

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Setting up the Food

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Bidding goes on all evening

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Silent Auction of new items

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Plenty of delectable hors d'oeuvres

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