Power of the Purse event is held on Friday night

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MARIETTA, Oh. (WTAP) - The Power of the Purse Auction is taking place in Marietta tonight.
The event which auctions off more than 60 purses started at 5PM at the Lafayette Hotel and will raise money for the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley.
Over 200 people are expected to show up with the goal of raising around 5 thousand dollars for the local organization.
This is the first year that the United Way Alliance is hosting the event after the merger of the United Way in both Parkersburg and Marietta.

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