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Launch of handbag collection raises funds for next generation of robots

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Beth Purpich, Sharron Melton, and Phil Purpich at JulieBeth handbag trunk show
Handbag designer Beth Purpich, Sharron Melton, Phil Purpich. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Elizabeth Wilson and David Cordua at JulieBeth handbag trunk show at Americas
Elizabeth Wilson and David Cordua. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Mindy Sisson, Holly Schmaltz, and Allie Demers at JulieBeth trunk show at Americas
Mindy Sisson, from left, Holly Schmaltz and Allie Demers. Photo by Morris Malakoff
JulieBeth handbag trunk show at Americas
The launch of the JulieBeth handbag collection at Americas. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Chelsea and Mith Rothe at JulieBeth handbag show at Americas
Chelsea and Mith Rothe. Photo by Morris Malakoff
Beth Purpich, Sharron Melton, and Phil Purpich at JulieBeth handbag trunk show
Elizabeth Wilson and David Cordua at JulieBeth handbag trunk show at Americas
Mindy Sisson, Holly Schmaltz, and Allie Demers at JulieBeth trunk show at Americas
JulieBeth handbag trunk show at Americas
Chelsea and Mith Rothe at JulieBeth handbag show at Americas

What: Launch of JulieBeth handbag collection.

Where: Américas.

The 411: Handbag designer Beth Purpich introduced her new JulieBeth handbag collection, with 15 percent of the evening's sales going to the Education Foundation of Harris County. A raffle of goods and services from Basiques, Sterling McCall Lexus, Zayver Jewels, the Houston Texans and BeverlyD Luxe Organic Hair Care raised funds to send a team of students to the All-Earth EcoBot Challenge, a competition at NRG Park that inspires fifth through eighth grade students to learn more about science, technology and engineering by building robots to complete various science-related tasks. 

Guests enjoyed wine and light bites from Américas chef David Cordua.

Who: Education Foundation of Harris County board member Megan Schlain and director of operations Sasha Crabtrey, Phil Purpich, Kristy Bradshaw, Joel Bickley, Stephanie and Jordan Cleghorn, Elizabeth Wilson, Holly Schmaltz, Sharron Melton, Marcus Cantu and Jennifer Wallace.

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