The Salvation Army has moved its Purse Auction to the Chattanooga Convention Center. This year with over 500 tickets sold, The Salvation Army is claiming it will be the biggest yet!
The Women's Auxiliary has been volunteering and raising support for the ministries of The Salvation Army since the mid 1980's. However, their most successful fundraising event to date is their Purse Auction.
This year marks ten years of hosting the Purse Auction, each year has been a sellout! The event has grown so large that the women have moved the event to The Chattanooga Convention Center located at 1150 Carter Street, just two blocks from where The Salvation Army first landed in Chattanooga 120 years ago. Doors for the Purse Auction will open at 11 a.m. Thursday and the auction will begin at 11:30 a.m.
"The Purse Auction is a Chattanooga favorite and is a fun way for women to come together to learn more about The Salvation Army while bidding on purses filled with lots of goodies," states Associate Area Commander, Major Teresa Newsome. "This year we even have a 2002 Volvo to auction off! The designer purses that will be auctioned have been filled with jewelry, gift certificates for trips, vacation packages, salon services, dinner, local excursions, summer camps for children, golf packages and a whole lot more!"
For more information contact Major Teresa Newsome at 756-1023.