Hand­bags to go up for auc­tion

St. Thomas Times-Journal - - LOCAL NEWS - TIMES-JOUR­NAL STAFF

Hand­bags for Hospice is head­ing to the CASO Sta­tion to raise money to build a res­i­den­tial hospice for St. Thomas and El­gin County.

“It’s our sig­na­ture fundrais­ing event for the year,” said Linda Cor­riveau, re­source cen­tre man­ager at Seren­ity House Hospice.

Lo­cal busi­nesses do­nate hand­bags that are placed for a silent and live auc­tion at the Nov. 1 event.

For $20 at­ten­dees get to pick a gift bag from the “wine wall” that con­tains a bot­tle of wine.

“They don’t know which wine that they’re get­ting,” Cor­riveau said.

The event has a Hol­ly­wood theme and guests are en­cour­aged to dress as their favourite celebrity.

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