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AT HOME WITH KAYLA PRICE 7/29: Preparing For Designer Handbag Bingo

AT HOME WITH KAYLA PRICE 7/29: Preparing For Designer Handbag Bingo
  • PublishedJuly 29, 2022

Kayla Price and Shannon Barker have too many designer bags to carry!

Folks, it was just like a scene from Pretty Woman.  Bag after bag after bag, but we didn’t have anyone to carry them for us.

In preparation for the 3rd Annual Designer Handbag Bingo, Shannon Barker and I were charged with the task of acquiring twenty-two designer bags to be used as the prizes for the upcoming fundraising event.  For those of you thinking “what fun”, we did have parameters.  We had a budget, and we needed variety.  We wanted handbags that would appeal to the attendees.  We wanted some classics and some “new in” items.  So, we had to put lots of thought and preparation into our purchases.

Well, it was all going great.  We had seventeen bags in hand, on order, or promised.  We even had a lovely associate to securely hold our bags of purchases for us so we could gather the last five.

We had a bit of a snag with our credit card, which was flagged with a fraud alert!  Soon enough, all was cleared up, and we had our final five bags paid for, boxed, and bagged!

The ladies of Jordans Place picked out all these lovely bags

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors we are offering some amazing bags to the participants this year.  There is the prettiest Consuela bag from Marlene’s Sass and Class in the most divine color, Crema, that has the intoxicating smell that only real leather offers.  It is a beauty that one lucky lady will get to leave with on the night of August 4.

There are two Brightons and two HOBOs from Lou Nell’s which will cover every taste.  Want the hottest color of the season…green?  We have a lovely green HOBO as well as a beautiful pink one!  And then there is a floral Brighton tote and an amazing, tooled leather Brighton bag.  Each one of these is jaw-dropping!

Chaney and Craig Johnson are among the 26 sponsors of handbag bingo

That is just a sample of the twenty-six (yep, sponsors continued to help us out) bags that will be given away at Designer Handbag Bingo.  There are styles such as totes, hobos, crossbodies, satchels, and camera bags in all sorts of colors including gray, black, parchment, hot pink, blue, and camel.

We gave a sneak peek of the designers represented on our Hopkins County Health Care Foundation’s Facebook page.   Go on over to our page and follow it.  We will be sharing some of these gorgeous bags in the next few days.  You won’t want to miss it!

The Hopkins County Health Care Foundation has voted to use part of the proceeds of Designer Handbag Bingo for free mammograms for uninsured Hopkins County women.  This makes Handbag Bingo a fun and impactful evening!

Thanks again to all the sponsors, table hosts, ticket purchasers, and volunteers for making this event possible!

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Contributed by Kayla Price

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Written By
Taylor Nye

Taylor Nye is the editor of Front Porch News. She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in human biology, Latin American studies, and public health. She has previously worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, Tucson Weekly and Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. As a sixth generation Hopkins County resident, she loves celebrating our heritage and history.