Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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March 21, 2013

Prom-N-Aide to help girls attend special event

ASHLAND — The Dressing Room wants everybody to go to the prom.

That’s the sentiment that prompted Prom-N-Aide last year and is bringing it back this year.

The free event which helps local girls find affordable prom dresses will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at The Dressing Room in The Neighborhood, 25th and Carver Avenue.

Girls will have the chance to browse and try on formalwear for prom; girls may choose one dress to keep at no charge.

Executive director Lucy Davis said last year, The Dressing Room had about 100 dresses and gave away 44.

“Everybody’s not going to find what they want that also fits,” she said. This year, she thinks the crowd might be bigger but they’ll have more than 300 dresses to offer to any girl who wants one.

“All the high schools are eligible. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, but you have to be here,” Davis said, noting for those who don’t have established accounts at The Dressing Room, one will be established the day of the event.

“Some girls haven’t needed our services but they do need it to afford to go to the prom,” she said.

The event also will have jewelry, shoes and accessories and makeup consultants from Mary Kay.

On Saturday, a seamstress will be present to give dresses a quick hem, if needed. Sweet and Sassy Treats will provide snacsk.

Davis said the store will clear its floor and use that space and the hall outside to display dresses. Neighboring Clean Start and the restrooms will be used as changing rooms.

Also the hallway will be the display area for accessories, hygiene items and other things that might be needed on prom night.

The Dressing Room will be closed Friday for volunteers to set up, Davis said.

The Dressing Room was founded in 1920 and is the oldest of the nonprofits within The Neighborhood collaborative.

The Dressing Room’s second annual Prom-N-Aide will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at The Dressing Room in The Neighborhood, 25th and Carver Avenue. For more information, call (606) 324-5400.


LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

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