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Out & About: Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo at Westmoreland County Community College

Shirley McMarlin
| Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
(From left) Event committee members Carlotta Paige, Cynthia Williamson and Karen Gandy model prizes for Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(From left) Event committee members Carlotta Paige, Cynthia Williamson and Karen Gandy model prizes for Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.
(From left) Committee members Tara Gandy, Gloria Cook and Vicki Hricik at Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the  Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(From left) Committee members Tara Gandy, Gloria Cook and Vicki Hricik at Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.
Donita Sawyer (left) of Greensburg and Alycia Goodson of Jeannette at Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Donita Sawyer (left) of Greensburg and Alycia Goodson of Jeannette at Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.
Carolyn Bringe (left)  and Debi Williams, both of Greensburg at Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Carolyn Bringe (left) and Debi Williams, both of Greensburg at Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo, hosted by the Westmoreland County Community College Black Awareness Committee at the Youngwood campus on Sept. 21, 2017.

Buying a new handbag is fun, but competing for it with a roomful of ladies is a whole 'nother thing.

That was the scene on Sept. 21 as a roomful of gals gathered at Westmoreland County Community College near Youngwood for Heels and Handbags Designer Bag Bingo.

The annual party is sponsored by the college's Black Awareness Committee to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Meritorious Scholarship Fund.

Prizes included handbags, shoulder bags, totes, clutches and backpacks from chi-chi designers like Coach, Michael Kors and Kate Spade.

“They're real, too — there's no knock-offs,” said event committee member Carlotta Paige.

Though the event is advertised as “Heels and Handbags,” Paige said that this year the committee bypassed the footwear to focus on the bags. Watch for shoes to return next year.

Calling the games was Kim Himler, who said she enjoys it so much that she was back for her fourth year.

Along with Paige, event organizers included chairwoman Karen Gandy, Tara Gandy, Gloria Cook, Vicki Hricik, Cynthia Williamson, Tim Robinson, Lori Jacobs and Rod Booker.

Seen: Brittany Kennedy, Kaylene Baum, Althea Wright, Janie Mason, Beth Devericks, Alycia Goodson, Donita Sawyer, Judy Scheeren, Debi Williams, Carolyn Bringe, Lauren Farrell, Mary Bromley, Lorita Herring, Maryann Schneider, Anita O'Brochta and Samantha Loyacona.

— Shirley McMarlin

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