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Her Mind magazine and Blossoms of Hope are excited to announce the 2017 Annual Power of the Purse event, Monday, June 12, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz. Admission is $10 and tickets may be ordered online.

In addition, this year there will be an special VIP opportunity that includes getting an early start on shopping from 3:30–4:30 p.m., two signature drinks and premiere parking. VIP tickets may be purchased online for $45.

This is a fun and bargain-filled evening and we hope you will join us. Last year was a record-breaking year both in attendance and support, with more than 2,000 purses collected and more than $18,000 donated to the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center. We are planning to continue to set the bar high for 2017 and already are looking forward to some new touches including a VIP ticket option, Maggiano’s Little Italy as our food vendor, a week’s stay in a luxury vacation home in Arizona as one of our raffle prizes. And there is much more.

More than 2,000 gently used and vintage purses will be available for cash and carry. Many amazing new purses will also be available at remarkably low prices and unbelievable designer handbags will once again be available for purchase. In addition, purses and bags — including some designer purses — will be filled with great items such as spa packages, wine, home decorator designs, hotel overnight stays, restaurant and other gift certificates and more will be up for bid in our Silent Auction.

Wine tasting will be provided by Iron Bridge Wine Company and a specialty signature drink will be available. The fabulous Brenda von Rautenkranz will be returning as our emcee to add a unique layer of fun and excitement to the event. Brenda is the owner of Fit for Life, host of the Fit to be Fabulous video series and is a Clinical Mental Health Therapist at the vR Equine Growth and Learning Center. But most of all, Brenda is full of life and is a hit at any party — especially the Power of the Purse.


Power of the Purse Announces the 2017 SPONSORS:

This is the sixth year that The Iron Bridge Wine Co. is providing the wines and the event is once again being held at the fabulous Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Fretz. Pam Long Photography is returning as the official photographer, while the The Wendy Slaughter Team at REMAX 100 will be providing shopping bags. Carol Weil with The Decorating Therapist and Dana O’Sullivan with DellaBlooms are back to design the venue.

Our Cherrybration Platinum sponsor again this year is Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home. The Power of the Purse Silver sponsors are Maggiano’s Little Italy, Corporate Office Properties Trust and Seasons 52. Additional event sponsors are The Business Monthly, Time Savers Advantage, Freestate Self Storage and Clever Container.

Cherrybration Platinum Sponsor  HarryWitzke-LG


Power of the Purse Silver Sponsors    Corporate-Office-Properties-Trust   Maggianos  Seasons_52_logo


  Fretz Pam-Long-Photography iron-bridge-wine-coBusiness-Monthly-logoDella-Blooms-and-Gifts  THE-Decorating-Therapist-LOGO  TimeSaverAdvantage   Freestate-self-storage     WendySlaughter_remax      Clever-Container

PHOTOS BY PAM LONG PHOTOGRAPHY

Support a Great Cause

Blossoms-of-Hope_logoProceeds from this year’s event will go to Blossoms of Hope in support of the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County General Hospital.

Things you can still do to help…

  • Join us for the 6th Annual Power of the Purse Event.
  • INVITE all your friends, family and business associates.
  • VOLUNTEER to help before or during the event — it takes a village.
  • Make a cash donation to Blossoms of Hope and the Claudia Mayer Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.

If you have a questions about the 2017 Power of the Purse event, contact Becky Mangus at 443-745-6212 or PowerofthePurse@BlossomsofHope.org.