Monday, December 4, 2023

Heroes with Handbags Delight the Packed House


The Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center (PRCAC) & the Rainbow Room of Hood and Somervell Counties hosted another incredibly successful “Heroes with Handbag” event on Thursday, Aug. 24. The annual event is much anticipated and is the most attended fundraiser for the center. 

Though always popular, the Heroes for Handbags completely sold out this year. Held at the Salon El Rachito in Tolar, the event began with bingo. The meal was catered by Hard Eight Barbecue. This year’s event featured 21 designer handbags as well as door prizes. A “heads or tails” game was included as well as a drawing for a Louis Vuitton OnTheGo designer handbag. 

Hood County resident Tammy Clements said, “This is my third year to attend. I go with a group of ladies. The dancers are always my favorite. They are so fun to watch. You can tell they are out of their comfort zone, but they do a great job! The food from Hard Eight is always good. It’s all fun and raising money for the advocacy center is always good.”

The “dancers” are the highlight of the event. This is when local first responders walk the catwalk in animated fashion to the laughter and delight of the event attendees. The Granbury Police Department, Hood County Sheriff’s Office, Granbury Volunteer Fire Department, Cresson Volunteer Fire Department, Somervell County Fire Department, Somervell County School Resource Officer, Glen Rose Police Department, Cresson Volunteer Fire Department all participated. This year’s event even included a dog who danced alongside first responders and attendees.

“This was my second year to attend. It’s my favorite event. Who doesn’t love a night out with the girls, playing bingo and supporting a great cause in our community?” said local realtor Charla Trapp.

Executive Director of the PRCAC Margaret Cohenour gushed, “Our event was a huge success! We are grateful for such an amazing turnout and community support! Everyone had a great time, and all the proceeds will benefit children served by the PRCAC and Rainbow Room. We couldn’t do this without our sponsors, volunteers for PRCAC and Rainbow Room and PRCAC staff-a huge Thank You to all!”