The United Way of Ellis County is having its first Power of the Purse event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Smoky Hill Country Club.

UWEC has received numerous donations of new purses and accessories to be raffled and auctioned at the event.

Guest speaker will be Mrs. Kansas 2017, Cassie Hickel. Tickets are $35 each and still are available. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the UWEC office at (785) 628- 8281.