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African American Cultural Center announces Purses & Pleasantries fundraiser


In observance of Women’s History Month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University will hold the annual Purses and Pleasantries event this month.

This year, women are encouraged to donate up to five new or slightly used purses, as well as business attire, from March 7-18.

The purses then will be on display in the African American Cultural Center, located in the Clement Building on the main campus, for a silent auction beginning March 21 and ending March 29. Anyone may make bids on the purses that interest them.

The winners of the silent purse auction will be announced at “Tea Talk” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., March 31 at the African American Cultural Center. The event is open to the public.

Christie Bussel from the Montgomery County SafeHouse will speak about domestic violence as well as the resources SafeHouse provides.

Proceeds from the auctioned purses and purses not purchased will be donated to the SafeHouse.

For more information, call the African American Cultural Center at APSU, 931-221-7120. -- Melony Shemberger