Purse fundraiser to assist Red Cross

By Gary Budzak

May 8, 2014

By Gary Budzak

A purse-themed fundraiser in Powell will assist the American Red Cross on May 9.

The Power of the Purse will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Bridgewater Banquet and Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Dr.

The event features live and silent auctions of designer purses from names like Coach, Gucci, L Brands, Prada and Thirty-One Gifts. Inside the handbags are gift certificates, tickets and other surprises.

The purses range in price from $25 to more than $1,000.

Rocky Brands out of Nelsonville is partnering with the Red Cross to present the event. Rocky Brands’ Durango Leather Company will have some high-end leather bags available.

“The American Red Cross is just such a well-known organization that does as many things as they can to try to support surrounding communities,” Rocky Brands marketing manager Kristin Dille told The Gazette. “For us, it was the perfect partnership.”

Dinner and drinks will also be provided.

Similar events will be held in Knox, Licking, and Muskingum counties.

For tickets to the event, visit

Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.