Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


October 15, 2013

Beacon of Hope marks DV awareness month


“I’ve been invited to go and meet her when she’s reunited with her dog,” Moore said. “I just can’t wait. Robert said we helped save two lives this week and for that I’m very proud.”

The agency is also preparing for the sixth annual Handbags for Hope, a live and silent action event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Marten House Hotel and Lily Conference Center, 1801 W. 86th St. Tickets are $35 per person or $280 for a table of eight.

“Each guest brings a new or gently used purse filled with items that women would like to use every day,” Moore said. “Other attendees will be bidding on the purses they bring. We ask that items inside the purses be new and not visible from the outside of the purse.”

Purse registration runs from 11 to 11:50 a.m. The luncheon be at noon and the live auction is from 1 to 3 p.m.

“Keeping the items inside a secret is what makes it exciting,” Moore said. “You just never know what’s going to be inside. Last year, we had a woman graciously donate a big purse with a (computer) Notebook inside.”

Filler ideas for the purses include chocolates, candy, makeup, gift cards, nail polish, books, and technology items.

This is the first year the event has been at The Marten House.

“We out grew our last facility,” Moore said. “This event is very popular. Last year, it was a sold out crowd of 150 people.”

This year’s title sponsor is PNC Bank.

The guest speaker for the event is Dawn Brumley. She is the mother of Brittany March who was murdered by her abuser four years ago. She was just 18 at the time. Her abuser, Corey Dix, 19, then committed suicide.

To make reservations for Handbags for Hope, call Beacon of Hope at 731-6131.



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