The Wonder Women League of the United Way of Ellis County will be hosting the third annual Power of the Purse event from 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. April 2 with doors opening at 6 p.m. at the Smoky Hill Country Club. There will be a multitude of upscale purses/handbags for raffle and a select few of them for auction. All purses/handbags are donated from local businesses and individuals.

The guest speaker is Phyllis Burdge. She will share her inspiration of what brought her to where she is today.

The Wonder Women League is a group of volunteers who bring together their time, talent, and resources to make impacts in Ellis County. Their mission statement is inspiring and empowering women to affect change in our community. The Wonder Women League has developed community impact projects such as: The Born Learning Trail in partnership with Adams, Brown, Beran, and Ball in Sunrise Park near Roosevelt School; self-defense training through the Fort Hays State Tactical Group; and most recently, Matthew’s Gift with Hays Medical Center, part of The University of Kansas Health System.

The United Way of Ellis County and the Wonder Women League is grateful for the businesses who are sponsoring the Power of the Purse event: Werth Wealth Management, Auto World, First Kansas Bank, Eagle Communications — Hays Radio Group, Kaiser Liquor and those who have donated purses.

Tickets are going fast and space is limited. Tickets can be purchased online through the Events tab on the United Way of Ellis County website or through Facebook at United Way of Ellis County. The various purses are also featured on Facebook.