Don’t break the bank this prom


GRAFTON—Prom will be here before long, and some ladies are already on a hunt for the perfect dress. Prom dress shopping can be expensive, so area organizations are offering dresses that won’t break the bank.

Grafton High School had planned on hosting a formal dress sale this past Sunday, but Mother Nature had another idea in mind, as she blanketed the area with snow, and the event was rescheduled for this Sunday, March 10.

The sale will still be held in the commons area outside of the Scotty Hamilton Gym, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., and will feature delicately worn dresses and gowns, which will be sorted by size.

“There are beautiful dresses out there that will just remain in a closet forever instead being worn, so we thought this would be a great opportunity for those selling to make money back from their dresses and those who are buying, to purchase them at a reasonable cost,” shared event organizer GHS Counselor Taylor Wyatt.

Those wishing to sell their dresses at the event are encouraged to arrive between 1:00-1:30 p.m., to allow ample time to set up their merchandise.

For those that are unable to make it to the sale, or want another option to find the perfect dress for less, WV Caring will be sponsoring their annual Cinderella Project Sale on March 16, at the WV Caring Reedsville Encore Resale Shop, located on Route 7 in Reedsville, WV.

The project is a community outreach program that provides young ladies with a more affordable way to shop for their high school prom attire and accessories.

“WV Caring hosts this event to assist young teen women with an affordable way to attend their high school prom. Through generous donations, we are able to open shop for high schoolers across the area, and help make their night special,” commented Cynthia Woodyard, with WV Caring.

Each year, the shop contains thousands of dollars’ worth of beautiful, gently-used prom and formal wear, clothing, shoes and all the accessories one would need to transform them into a princess for the prom.

According to a release from WV Caring, dresses, shoes and handbags are sold for only $5 each. Any proceeds made from this annual shop go back into benefiting patient care for WV Caring.

Additionally, the sale will also be taking place at the WV Caring Resale Shop on Route 19 North, at 603 Bellview Blvd, in Bellview, WV. Both locations will be featuring the Cinderella Project sale from noon until 2:00 p.m.

Donations of formal wear and accessories are always welcomed and, in fact, organizers are encouraging those who have dresses they would like to donate to do so, to ensure a full inventory of all sizes and kinds of party attire for shoppers.

The Resale Shop hours are Monday-Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

There is still plenty of time to find that perfect look for prom night, and the folks at WV Caring want to help you with your prom needs!

For those with questions, please contact Debbie Markley by phone at 304-366-7995, by email at [email protected] or by finding them on Facebook.

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