Program helps girls find prom dresses for free

By: Michelle Heron Email
By: Michelle Heron Email

PERRY COUTNY, Ky. (WYMT) Students at R.W. Combs Elementary School are gearing up for prom in May.

“Well, since I don’t have a date, I’m looking forward to dancing with my friends,” 8th grader Kaitlynn Reynolds said.

A new program called ‘RWC Project Prom Share’ is helping girls find that perfect dress, at no cost.

“There have been several people in our community that’s been laid off in the mines and other jobs, factories have left,” Program Coordinator Rochella Morgan said.

Project leaders started with just six dresses, but that number has grown to 150 after a large donation from Northeast Christian Church in Louisville.

“They donated 110 dresses to our project here at R.W. Combs, and it’s the first time that church has donated to any project here in Eastern Kentucky,” Morgan added.

The donation takes a lot of the burden off and allows girls to focus on finding that perfect dress.

“It’s gotta be appropriate where my Mom won’t say, “Get that off right now!” Reynolds said.

“I love sparkles, and like gold colors and silver, just like that,” 5th grader Hailey Begley said.

“Seeing their faces when they put these dresses on, it makes all the hard work worth it at the end of the day,” Program Coordinator Jennifer Reynolds added.

Organizers say they have someone who will provide alterations, also free of charge.

Prom at R.W. Combs Elementary School is open to all students in grades on May 3, 2014 from 6-9 p.m.

This year’s theme is Enchanted Kingdom.

If you have items you would like to donate, call Rochella Morgan or Jennifer Reynolds at 606-476-2518.

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