If you’re looking for that “one-of-a-kind” designer purse, then look no further than Girls, Inc.
To generate enthusiasm for the “Power of the Purse” fundraiser, members of the Girls, Inc., board and staff provided a sneak preview of six purses to be auctioned.
The “big reveal” was all that and then some: the black veils covering the purses were simultaneously lifted; revealing the glam-bags, each with its unique personality. Or, shall we say, “Purse-onality?”
“There’s so many people involved, it’s amazing,” said Patricia Lloyd, the public relations chair for the event and the public relations coordinator for Redstone Federal Credit Union. “Redstone has been a supporter of Girls, Inc., for decades and it’s no surprise that we were one of the first to say ‘yes’ to ‘Power of the Purse’.”
A dedicated group of 18 people created the six one-of-a-kind designer bags, all filled with an assortment of “experience” gifts. The purses will be auctioned to help raise funds for Girls, Inc. Here’s the formula for success: six girls, six designers, and six local “Purse-O-nalities.” The purses, “Purse-O-Nalities” and the designers are:
“Midnight Sensation”- Pammie Jimmar, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce; Willette Battle, Fit2BTied Couture
“Poppy Love”- Julie Lockwood, Van Valkenburgh/Wilkinson; Jeannie Vereen, Mill Village Wool
“Forget Me Not”- Randy Roper, Randy Roper Interiors; Ellena Smith, Alabama Fashion Alliance
“Forever Young”- Dr. Hayley DeGraaff, Advanced Life Clinic; Jessica Burger, Silver Screen Couture
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”- Dr. Pat Sims, J.F. Drake State Community; Technical College and Holli Kai, Kai’s Closet
“School Daze”- Abbiegail Hugine, Alabama A&M University; Denise Onwere, Denise Onwere Gallery
The event is March 19 at the Westin. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with the POP-Up Boutique at 5:15.
The purses will be modeled at 6:15 with the auction to follow.
For information, visit http://www.girlsinc-huntsville.org/