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Models will showcase handbags

Posted on Feb 25, 2016

By Joyce Thomas
GFWC North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club and Title Sponsor, Martin Heat and Air, will present the “Purses with Purpose Charity Event” on Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. This lively event promises to have you giggling and talking about it for weeks.
Handsome local male models showcase designer purses/handbags donated by celebrities, distinguished women and dignitaries in a very spirited and lively “live” auction. Over 300 ladies attended last year and raised over $30,000 for charities supporting women, children and youth, seniors and those in need.
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PWP Chairperson, Jeri McCumbee, says, “The business community has once again rallied around this event. We’ve received a substantial number of sponsorships already and more coming in this week. Martin Heat and Air secured the Title Sponsorship level for $3,000. We are thrilled with their sponsorship. Elliott Realty and Litus Properties have supported the event every year; Elliott Realty gifting them with the $2,500 Entertainment Sponsorship and Litus Properties returning as the $1,500 Signature Drink Sponsor.”
Two CENTURY 21 offices, Boling and Thomas, are giving at the $1,000 level, as well as Sandhills Bank, Grand Strand Magazine and the North Myrtle Beach Chamber Foundation. McCumbee added, “I want to tell folks to please do business with our sponsors. Remember…when you do business with community-minded companies like these, you’re not the only one who benefits. We still would like to have more sponsors. Sponsorships defray some of the expense of the event, allowing more funding for charities.”
Eleven companies are currently contributing at the $500 sponsorship level. The club wishes to sincerely thank the following for their “Tote” Sponsorships: Access Medical, Anderson Insurance Associates, A.O. Hardee & Son, Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc., Dr. Tripp Davis, East Bay Deli, Janine Lawson-GFWC NMBWC President, McLeod Loris Seacoast, Myrtle Beach Tours, North Myrtle Beach Times, and Wyman Wise State Farm Insurance
The following thirteen companies and individuals are contributing at the $250 “Wallet” Sponsorship level: Aladdin Realty, Coastal Carolina National Bank, Condolux, Inc., Gordy the Handyman, Larry Jones/Printing by Design, Martha Thill-CENTURY 21 Boling, Mayor Marilyn Hatley, Monroe and Sherry Baldwin, Newby, Sartip, Masel & Casper, Inc., North Strand Housing Shelter, South State Bank, Suckstorf Financial Consulting, Thomas Hogan Travel, Thompson Roofing and Tilghman Insurance Agency.
It’s not too late to be a sponsor. If you’d like to participate, contact Sherry Baldwin at 843-602-7893 or email her at Or if you would like to donate a handbag, a gift certificate or other item for the silent auction, contact either Sheri Hewetson at 843-390-0548 or email her at or Jill Moore at 843-222-7814 or email her at
Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased from the North Myrtle Beach Chamber. You can also order your ticket using your credit card by calling 843-504-0032. Since a portion of tickets will be reserved for sponsors, tickets are limited so purchase them early to ensure attendance.
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