On June 2, 2016, United Way of Richland County held their annual "Power of the Purse" event. Although the purses and other items up for auction are always a great hit, so are the male models and handsome bartenders who help make this event so much fun. A large part of the proceeds from this event go toward the United Way of Richland County's reading initiative "The Big Red Bookshelf" This initiative provides free books to young children in Richland County to help promote reading literacy. Check out the pictures from this years' event...!!!