This year’s auction, the sixth, will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme. A new feature will be a photo opportunity area with props for use by those posing for a quick photo. Also new this year was an official organizing committee, whose volunteers work to make decorations, secure donations and make sure the event runs smoothly.
“Our very last purse is going to be a gold-colored purse with lots of good things in it. I thought it would be fun,” said Carol English of Community Services and one of the auction’s organizers.
“It’s a lot of fun and it’s so worthwhile,” she said of the event.
The lunch program costs more than $67,000 a year to run, said Kathy Taylor, director of Community Services.
She said the program “is pulling the community together for a purpose – to make sure we don’t have hungry kids in Tipp City.” The program support comes “from all directions” and people of all ages, Taylor said.
More information on the Lunch on Us program is available at Community Services at 937-667-8631.
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How to Go
What: Sixth Annual Purse Auction
Who: Tipp Monroe Community Services
Why: Benefit summer lunch program
When: March 17
Where: Tipp City United Methodist Church
How much: $20 per person, $140 for table of eight