Salvation Army's 10th Annual Purse Auction Set For Sept. 19

Monday, May 6, 2013
The Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary will hold its 10th annual Purse Auction on Sept. 19 with doors opening at 11 a.m. 


The Women’s Auxiliary has been volunteering and raising support for the ministries of The Salvation Army since the mid 1980’s; however, its most successful fundraising event to date is its Purse Auction. This year marks 10 years of hosting the Purse Auction which has been a sell out for years. The event has grown so large the women have moved it to The Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center at 1150 Carter Street, just two blocks from where The Salvation Army first landed in Chattanooga 120 years ago.

“The Purse Auction 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,” said Associate Area Commander Major Teresa Newsome.  “The purses have been filled with jewelry, cosmetics, gift certificates for trips, vacation packages, salon services, dinner, local excursions, summer camps for children, and a whole lot more!”

Tickets for this year’s auction are $40 for individual tickets and $320 for a table of eight guests. Tickets are on sale now and can be obtained by calling 423 756-1023 or by visiting www.csarmy.org.  

For more information please contact Major Teresa Newsome at 423 756-1023. 


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