Power of the Purse 2018

Terre Haute - An annual event brought together several Wabash Valley women for a very good cause.

Thursday was the annual "Power of the purse" fundraiser; our very own Tom McClanahan was the emcee of the event.

This year they decided to change things up a little bit; instead of holding the event at the Hulman Center, it was switched to the Sycamore Winery.

The change provided a different kind of atmosphere but it kept the same goal.

This event helps raise funds for the United Way's "Success by Six" program it helps promote early childhood learning which prepares children to succeed in and out of the classroom.

"They fund a lot of different programs here in the community, Real Men Read, Read United, Mother Goose on the Loose, al lot of different programs geared towards early childhood education, specifically reading. So all the money that we raised today at this annual event, just goes to continue their efforts," said Co-Chair of Power of the Purse Kristin Craig.

To make things even more fun the event held a special raffle giveaway of different purse packages.

Each package featured a purse, of course, and special items inside ranging from massage gift certificates to a new Apple watch!

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