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3rd Annual Power of the Purse Las Cruces

2019 selection of purses for the 3rd Annual Power of the Purse.
2018 selection of purses at 2nd Annual Power of the Purse.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra met with “Power of the Purse Las Cruces” hosts, Jo Renda and Soledad Brozek, to talk about their 3rd Annual “Power of the Purse” charitable event. It’s an auction of new and gently used purses donated by the community and sold at a silent auction to benefit local charities. The hosts are Soledad Brozek, Teresita Corral, Jo Renda and Laura Romanelli. This year the proceeds will benefit: “Cherished K-9 All Breed Rescue” and “Turning Point of Las Cruces.”

The event will take place on Saturday, August 24th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the home of Laura Romanelli, 1395 Snow Road, Mesilla. So far, they have collected over 200 purses, all shapes, sizes, and colors, some are well known designer brands. Purse donations can be dropped off at Turning Point, 3201 S. Main Street, Suite #C, Las Cruces; or they can be picked up by calling one of the hosts: Soledad Brozek (s.brozek@icloud.com) – 480-263-1928; Teresita Corral (Conteresita4@gmail.com) – 575-640-2442; or Jo Renda (jorenda@comcast.net) – 816-210-0076; also please call one of the hosts to RSVP. The event is free, but a $20 entrance donation is encouraged. On Facebook at Power of Purse Las Cruces @POPLasCruces.