Fundraiser in the Bag

Purses with Purpose benefits EC Children’s Theatre

Barbara Arnold

Purses signed by Vanna White and Blake Shelton.
Purses signed by Vanna White and Blake Shelton.

Ladies, grab your purses (and checkbook) and get to the Seventh Annual Purses with Purpose, a benefit for the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre on April 14. This year’s new location is the Wild Ridge Golf Club. The goal: $10,000. You’ll be able to bid on brand name purses (such as Anne Klein, Calvin Klein, Coach, Donna Karan, Juicy Couture, Nine West, and Relic) signed by the following celebrities: Barry Alvarez and Michael Eaves  (filled with Badger swag), Chris Daughtry, Judy Greer, Blake Shelton, Meredith Viera, and Vanna White, to name a few.  Back by popular demand is the “Let’s Make a Deal” game from a few years ago, where those attending can win prizes with unusual items from their own purses. Instead of doing the annual Snag A Bag boutique of gently used purses for purchase, these used purses will be filled with personal care items, according to ECCT executive director Wayne Marek. For $10, those attending can “purchase” a filled purse, which will be donated to an area homeless shelter. It will be an evening of delectable food, cool drinks with complimentary tastings by Infinity Beverages, plus silent and live auctions of purses filled with goods and services. Advance reservations are required no later than Monday, April 11, so call today. 

Purses with Purpose Fundraiser for Eau Claire Children’s Theatre • Thursday, April 14, 5:30pm • Wild Ridge Golf Club, 3905 Kane Road, Eau Claire • $40 per person, $400 for table of 10 • (715) 839-8877 • www.ecct.org