By RICK KAZMER
United Way of the Laurel Highlands
Women United of the Laurel Highlands held its signature event earlier this month at the Pasquerilla Conference Center in Downtown Johnstown.
Power of the Purse set a record for the fundraiser, which raises money for evidence-based programming, including early childhood development and parental engagement. Organizers hoped to raise $35,000, but the goal was surpassed, as $45,000 was raised on Oct. 7.