- August 23, 2020
The Women United Flagler's annual Power of the Purse luncheon raised $30,790 for women and children in Flagler County.
Linda Mahran, president of Women United Flagler, said they sold out of all 160 seats two weeks ahead of the April 24 luncheon. This was the organization's 15th annual Power of the Purse but its first one back in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
"The community was ready to come back in person," she said.
Mahran said the luncheon included a raffle, a silent auction and a $5 bargain bin of nice, gently used purses. Attendees who won, depending on the raffle or auction, walked away with either one of six designer purses — each sponsored by a different local business — or one of 60 baskets filled with items donated from local businesses.
The theme of this year's luncheon was "April showers brings..." and the luncheon itself was decorated with centerpieces and displays donated by Art Among the Flowers, Mahran said.
The money raised from the luncheon will be donated to local nonprofits in Flagler County that support women and children in need, she said.
"It was a success," Mahran said. "A tremendous success."