Curtís Famous Meats in Independence is hosting a fundraiser Thursday for Childrenís Mercy East Hospital.

Itís called Totes for Tots, an auction of new and gently used handbags. There will be a silent auction, beverages and hors díoeuvres. The handbags have been donated by community leaders.

Curtís will serve its grilled CurtBurgers and there will be cake from Covenant Cakes and wine donated by members of the community.

The time is 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, at Curtís, 10101 E. Truman Road, Independence.

Ė Staff reports