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Power of Purse event returns Oct. 10

United Way fundraiser has been a big hit

September 29, 2012
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

As the Marshalltown Area United Way office gets ready for its annual Power of the Purse auction, it's evident they won't be short on supplies.

"I've got about 90 purses in my office right now," said Nancy Steveson, executive director of the United Way.

The Power of the Purse will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at Elmwood Country Club. It includes a night of beverages, appetizers and both a silent and live purse auction featuring some of the trendiest bags around.

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Pictured is a selection of the dozens of purses up for auction during the fourth annual United Way Power of the Purse event. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Elmwood Country Club.

"It's a ladies night out and a really fun night," Steveson said.

Aside from being a fun night, it is also an important fundraiser in its fourth year and the money goes to the United Way campaign to help area service agencies and nonprofits. Last year's event raised $16,000 for the campaign.

"It's been very successful," Steveson said.

Fact Box

If you go ...

WHAT: United Way Power of the Purse

WHEN: 6 p.m. Oct. 10

WHERE: Elmwood Country Club

There is also up for bid Lasik eye surgery courtesy of Wolfe Eye Clinic and a unique clay sculpture by local artist John Wells.

Tickets for the event are $35 and selling fast, according to Steveson. To purchase a ticket or for more information call the United Way office at 641-752-4688.



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