The Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge will present the Power of the Purse, a luncheon that doubles as a fundraising event for local charities and nonprofits in Avery, Watauga and Ashe counties.

The event takes place Aug. 5 and is the largest annual fundraiser for WFBR.

The Avery Journal reports the theme of Power of the Purse will be Women and Girls Changing the World.

It begins with a silent auction at 11 a.m. on Aug. 5, with approximately 50 items, including artwork, jewelry, travel packages and of course, purses.

Keynote speaker will be Dianne Chipps Bailey, founder of the Women’s Impact Fund in Charlotte.

This year's event will be slightly scaled down due to COVID-19.

It will take place outdoors at Blue Ridge Mountain Club.

You can learn more and get tickets online at