It was an evening of “Faith, Fashion, and Flair” as the Women of Virtue Empowerment Network (WOVEN) hosted the 2nd Annual Purse Auction Gala. This spectacular event was held at the Old Eucalyptus Schoolhouse in El Centro, and included a delicious dinner, two heart-touching testimonies of WOVEN clients, and a live purse auction where 29 purses were auctioned off to the highest bidder.
With retail values ranging from $60 to over $1300, there was something for everyone to choose from. Each purse was bid upon based on the purse itself. For a little added excitement, each purse was filled with contents which were not revealed until the winning bidder opened the purse. Creative auctioneer Alexis Brown did a great job in her descriptions to give the ladies a clue of what might be inside. The highlight of the evening was a $1000 Louis Vuitton bag which was auctioned off for $1600.
The purses were modeled for the ladies by 2012 Holtville Carrot Princess Emily Acosta, who sashayed through the crowd, showing off each purse without revealing the contents. Spotters were positioned throughout the room to keep up with the frenzy of bidding that went on throughout the evening.
Betty Predmore, Co-director, Co-founder, and facilitator of WOVEN, had this to say about the evening: “We are so blessed to have so many wonderful ladies come out and support WOVEN and our mission of inspiring women to be their best! It is humbling to see how many of them care about our ministry and the work we are doing. This event will just continue to grow each year and we are already looking forward to next year!”
Betty, along with co-director & co-founder Stacie Chandler, and board members Debbie Cameron and Sara Hilfiker wish to thank all those who donated purses, bought tickets, and supported this event in any way.