For many years, PPW have hosted a Christmas Charity auction. Half of the proceeds from the auction go to Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center and the other half supports continuing the mission of Paducah Professional Women.
The PPW auction is always warm, welcoming and full of the spirit of Holiday giving. "The PPW Christmas Charity Auction is one of my favorite traditions,” said Laura Oswald, President of PPW. “We'd love for anyone interested to join us. Take a lunch break to engage with inspiring business women, check some Christmas gifts off your shopping list, and support invaluable local charity. What's not to love about that?"
“Merryman House became our club's chosen charity several years ago and has continued as the beneficiary of the auction,” said Oswald. “Advocating for and empowering women is at the heart of the PPW mission, so supporting Merryman House, and the important work they do in the community, is completely in alignment with our values as an organization.”
The PPW Christmas Charity event always has fantastic items to auction off. Last year featured University of Kentucky basketball tickets, gift baskets, and various giveaways. Local businesses and individuals always generously donate items for this cause. There are already more than 65 items in the auction and more are expected.
“The community has been very gracious in donating to help benefit such a worthy cause, Merryman House,” said Carolyn Raney, Chair of the Christmas Charity auction committee. “Among the auction items this year is an autographed signed hockey puck by Viktor Arvidsson of the Nashville Predators. This item is valued at around $150.”
“Our goal this year is to double the funds raised along with doubling our attendance from last year,” said Raney. “We have a limited number of seats available and those interested are encouraged to RSVP quickly. Our vision is to continue to grow our membership and the Christmas Charity Auction a bit more every year.”
The auction will be held at the Country Club of Paducah, located at 6500 Turnberry Drive, and will take place on Tuesday, December 12. The doors will open at 11:30 am. and the auction will start around noon.
A lunch buffet from the country club will be available for $13.50 and is purchasable at the door. To RSVP to the event, please visit the PPW social media page.
Paducah Professional Women, Inc., (PPW) was previously called the Paducah River City Business & Professional Women. PPW is a women's organization that supports women in their current business or profession. They accomplish this by providing network, professional and personal development and educational programs on women's issues. The organization's focus is supporting one another in our lives and in our community. For more information or to become a member of the PPW, visit their website at paducahprofessionalwomen.org .