• Annual Chamber Power of the Purse & Wallet




    Each year in November, the LaGrange County Chamber holds a fundraising event to benefit the Boomerang Backpack and Blessings in a Backpack programs which feed county children who need food over the weekend. 

    The proceeds are distributed evenly over LaGrange county's three school districts to benefit their backpack programs.

    The event is fun with a great purpose and includes dinner, fashion show and live purse & wallet auction.

    Our 9th Annual Power of the Purse Presented the following models.....

    Miss Indiana Lydia Tremaine
    Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Jenna Zabona
    Deb Sills, Miller's Merry Manor
    Sheldon Shrock, Edward Jones
    Nikki Helmuth, Meadowview School
    Linda Zabona Wooster, Emerick, Diggins & Zabona, P.C.
    Sharon Smith, Lake City Bank
    Zach Stoltzfus, Davis Mercantile
    Ashley Skinner, Land & Lake Team with Mike Thomas Realtors
    Shari Woodruff, Sarah Davis
    Virginia Mansfield, Sarah Davis

    Dorothy Hooley, Shipshewana Fitness Center

    Crystal Leu, Lakeland School Corporation

    Gayle Longstreet, Longstreet Living

    Darla Hostetler

    Judy Yoder, Lotions and Potions

    Rosie Miller

    Miller Family

    Paige Riegsecker, Riegsecker Marketplace

    Ellie Patrick, The Craftsman’s Daughter

    JoLisa Brown

    Henry Schwartz, Head Over Heels



    ‚ÄčReserve your spot at this Annual Event!


  •                 The 10th Annual Power of the Purse and Wallet held on November 6th, 2019

    Shipshewana Event Center

    760 S Van Buren St. (SR 5)

    Shipshewana, IN 46565



  • Thank you to our volunteer Auctioneers...

    Mike Patka
    Brian Lambright
    Ron Hostetler



    Thank you to all our sponsors!

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  • Below are a few pictures from our successful 2018 event!




                                                                    Our fabulous models!


                                                           This auction puts the fun in fundraising!