Used prom dresses wanted 2.27

Written by David Green.

Mekeisha Alcock wants to see old prom dresses pulled out of the closet and hooked up for a date at prom 2008. The Alcock Dress Drive Extravaganza is aimed at helping girls throughout Lenawee County attend prom—no matter what their financial status.

Alcock, a 2007 Sand Creek graduate attending Central Michigan University, is collecting gently worn prom, pageant, homecoming and winter formal gowns for a sales event April 12 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sand Creek High School.

All girls are welcome to browse the collection and buy a dress for $10. If a dress is brought in for exchange, the cost is only $5.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Catherine Cobb Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Alcock is also seeking donations from area businesses for door prizes at the Dress Drive Extravaganza.

Alcock knows that not every girl is able to afford a new gown for prom and she also knows there are plenty of great dresses hanging in closets.

“Just remember,” she said, “your dress could make someone’s prom night.”

Dresses can be dropped off at three locations: the State Line Observer office in Morenci; the Closet Overflow in Adrian; and Creative Collections in Tecumseh.

For additional information, write Alcock at mekeishas_dress_drive@yahoo.com.

• Fulton County’s annual Cinderella Project is now underway. Used prom dresses can be taken to the Gorham-Fayette High School office.

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