If it’s time to do something with that formal dress hanging in the closet taking up space, consider donating it to Warren County High School’s The Prom Shop.
The prom has morphed from a dance into an over-the-top extravaganza that can cause an immense amount of stress and pressure for teens and their families. The Prom Shop seeks to ease financial concerns by collecting and providing free dresses, shoes and accessories.
“One of the greatest ways to recycle your gown is by donating it,” said Whitney Dyer, who organizes the shop with Kelly Hanwright and Amanda Hargis. “The prom should be a fun event that teens look forward to in high school, a time to make shared memories that will last a lifetime. Stressing over the financial aspect can take the joy out of it.”
The Prom Shop will be open to students on April 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Gowns can be prom or pageant.
Please make sure the dress is in good condition, without tears or rips, and is clean. Items can be dropped off during regular school hours.
For more information about The Prom Shop, the school can be reached at 668-5858.