CRIS news: Come and discover your 'Purse-onality!'

Coach, Kate Spade, Jessica McClintock, Brighton, Burberry, Vera Bradley and DKNY are just a few of the designer purse selections that you will find at the First Annual Silent Purse Auction to benefit Community Resources for Independent Seniors.

The auction will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday Nov. 18 (in conjunction with "Ladies' Night Out") upstairs in the Brae Loch and from noon to 8 p.m. Friday Nov. 19.

Thursday night will provide the opportunity to preview and bid on your favorite purses. Friday will continue with bidding and a grand finale reception, emceed by Jennifer Basic, with refreshments and socializing to conclude the auction. In addition to the selection of over 100 new and gently used purses from famous designers, we will have vintage bags, local artisan creations and a premier selection of purses from distinguished women.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit CRIS, a not-for-profit organization that was formed to address a wide range of needs for seniors with a goal of helping them stay active participants in our community and remain in their homes as they age. CRIS began offering transportation services, the CRIS-CAT program, in May 2010 for residents of Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner aged 55 and above who are ambulatory but unable to drive. CRIS is continuing to work on identifying service gaps and collaborate with existing service providers to bring needed services to Cazenovia, Nelson and Fenner.

The event organizers will welcome and appreciate donations of new or gently used purses until the day of the event. For more information or to arrange for a purse pick-up, call 655-2786.

Join us at the First Silent Purse Auction and discover your "purse-onality" while helping to support C.R.I.S. and their efforts for our seniors.

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