Red Cross fundraiser set

By Stacy Kess

February 12, 2014

Davie Esau, of Delaware, dances the salsa with Fred Astaire Dance Studio owner and instructor Jose Rivera Wednesday at the Ladies Night Out “mini-pop” event to benefit the American Red Cross Power of the Purse fundraising campaign. Women were invited to attend the Ladies Night Out, which included dancing and wine and food tasting, and to bring a new or gently used purse to be auctioned off at the third annual Power of the Purse event May 9. “These ‘mini-pop’ events are a great way to bring awareness to our cause and demonstrate the partnership we feel with local businesses,” said Sheila Thomas, Territory Manager of the American Red Cross in Delaware County. Thomas said the Red Cross anticipates about 400 women will attend the Power of the Purse fundraiser May 9 at the Bridgewater Banquet Center in Powell. Tickets for the event are $50 each or two for $75. Designer tables can be purchased for $500, which includes 8 tickets for the dinner buffet and two drinks each person, preferred seating, personalized wine glasses, one white and one red wine bottle at the table, and a cheese tray. Clutch Tables can be reserved for $350, which includes seating for eight, dinner buffet and two drinks for each person. For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Sheila Thomas (740) 362-2021, ext. 115, or email Reservations must be made by May 2, and tickets can be purchased at