Tickets for the Power of the Purse Auction on November 17, at Christ Episcopal Church, on 101 McMorrine St., Elizabeth City, are now on sale at $15. Admissions tickets can be purchased by contacting local board members of the NACF Women Givers or contacting Peggy Birkemeier, Regional Associate for the North Carolina Community Foundation. The event begins at 5:30 and all handbags will be auctioned by 7:30 PM. This is the third annual purse event and each event has been well attended and a lot of fun and friendship. Board members are providing all the food this year and hope to have a few more attendees.
Board members have made a special offer to enlist a few more talented women to the giving circle by providing a free event ticket to women who sign up to join by November 1. Members make an annual gift of $150. All member donations are pooled to create the annual grantmaking fund. Last year, the group awarded nearly $3,000 in local grants to support programs that benefit women and children in the four counties served.