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Handbag and Purse Silent Auction in Hampden 

If you’re in the market for a new handbag for yourself or for a gift, you might want to head over to the Hampden Highlands United Methodist Church Friday night.The church is hosting a handbag and purse silent auction from 5:30 to 8:00.There will also be a “buy it now” table, with prices ranging from 3 to 10 dollars a purse.All money raised will go to the Book Angels Program.That will create a resource library and literacy services for folks who turn to Bangor’s step up residence for help.Step up takes in homeless pregnant or parenting women.The church is located at 44 Kennebec Road in Hampden.