Old Bags Luncheon
Patriot Charities hosted the first Old Bags Luncheon on May 23 at the Peninsula Clubin Cornelius. The trademarked event has been held in New York City, Los Angelesand other cities across the country. The event exceeded its goal of $100,000.More than 300 people attended the luncheon and participated in the large silentauction. The auction featured many new and gently used designer handbags, jewelry,designer shoes and other premium items.The auction items were donated by a varietyof vendors and individuals, including Neiman Marcus, Louis Vuitton, Coach,Kate Spade and Dillard’s. The Patriot Charities is a nonprofi t thatraises money to assist local programs and nonprofi ts in the Carolinas concerningwounded military and their families. Since 2006, the Patriot Charities has aided in thefunding of more than 15 local wounded warrior programs.