5th Anniversary of Power of the Purse A Success!!

Our 5th Anniversary Power of the Purse Event was a RECORD-BREAKER in every way! More than 500 guests attended, and we not only *beat* last year's fundraising total, we DOUBLED IT, bringing in over $36,000 to benefit Blossoms of Hope!

We had over 3000 purses donated, up from 1700 last year!  Over 1600 sold, over 1200 were donated and a couple hundred will be available for sale at the 2017 Power of the Purse. 

The silent auction items were a huge success.  There were 100 packages auctioned off and 34 purses.  All sold!

The volunteers!

The volunteers!

On top of the purses and auction items, there was food and drink to be enjoyed.  Carrabba’s of Ellicott City had a delicious spread and even walked through the venue serving appetizers to the shoppers.  Iron Bridge gave away glasses of 4 types of wines, all were a huge success!  And Clever Container sponsored a fabulous cocktail.

Parking was a bit of a walk, but guests arrived in style because Extraordinar Limousines picked up and dropped off shoppers in a 26 seat limo!

Photographs were snapped by the very talented Pam Long of Pam Long Photography (some displayed on this blog!).

Did you see the beautiful flower arrangements??  DellaBloom did an amazing job of bringing even more sunshine and color to the fantastic venue.

Speaking of venue, how fun was it to walk through Fretz and view purses so beautifully displayed on such a wonderful backdrop? 

We hope that you had as an amazing time as we did.  We want to say thanks to our generous Sponsors, donors, attendees, and volunteers for playing a part in this momentous occasion. We couldn't have done it without you!