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LaGrange Co. Chamber Holding Power Of The Purse
Saturday Nov 03, 2018 9:18am
LaGrange, IN

By: Tim Murray

LaGrange Co. Chamber Of Commerce Executive Director Beth Sherman (photo courtesy of Mike Stiles/WBET News)

(SHIPSHEWANA) – A fun evening that raises money for a good cause is coming Tuesday, November 13th to the Farmstead Inn and Conference Center of Shipshewana.

The LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce is putting on its ninth annual Power Of the Purse & Wallet. Executive Director Beth Sherman says the event is a fashion show, dinner and purse and wallet auction. Money is raised from the ticket sales, auction and sponsor donations. The first $12,000 raised will be matched by the LaGrange County Community Foundation.

Sherman says funds raised from the event goes to the Boomerang Backpack and Blessings In A Backpack programs to help feed low-income elementary school students.

Last year the event raised $11,000 each for the three school districts in LaGrange County which goes a long way towards funding those programs.

One of the attractions of the event each year is the list of models for the event, and Sherman says they landed three big ones this year. They include Miss Indiana Lydia Tremaine, Miss Outstanding Teen Jenna Szbona and LaGrange County Sheriff Jeff Campos.

They along with many other models from across the community will make it an enjoyable evening.

Reservations are available by calling the Chamber at 463-2443 by Tuesday. You can also sponsor a table, purse or wallet, or make a monetary donation.
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