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Helping Handbags fund raiser ends today

Today is the final day to snag a designer purse or wallet from the Helping Handbags purse sale held at the Salisbury Post. The proceeds from the sale go to the Christmas Happiness Fund, which helps families in need buy gifts for their children.
The Salisbury Post sponsors the Christmas Happiness program and collects the contributions. This year, the Salvation Army will distribute the donations. The fund began in 1952 when the late Spencer Murphy, then editor of the Post, urged the community to give money so that every child could have toys on Christmas.
The Salisbury Post collected new and gently-used handbags prior to the three-day sale from the community.
During the last day, organizers are selling all handbags for $1 and any unsold bags will be donated, said Classified Advertising Manager Sharon Jackson.
Donations will be accepted, Jackson said, even if someone doesn’t want to purchase a handbag. Bags can be paid with either cash or check.
So far the sale of the bags have raised about $2,200.
“It’s been a good year, not as good as last year,” she said.
The sale will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the third floor of the Salisbury Post.
The raffle for a Kate Spade bag valued at $225 and a Spartina bag valued at more than $150 will continue today. The tickets are three for $5 or an arms length of tickets for $10. The winners will be notified by phone following the end of the sale.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

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