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And for Jayne Latam and her committee of fashionistas, the smiles on the faces of about 60 young ladies was reward in itself for the work that went into organizing last year’s sale of new and gently used formal dresses for girls who might otherwise be forced to miss their special night.
That was the driving force behind Latam’s campaign to make prom and grad prom dresses 2012 affordable to those who can’t afford the cost and extravagance associated with prom and Grade 8 graduation.
After hearing of a similar sale in Michigan two years ago, Latam vowed to give local girls a chance dream — a chance to shop for the dress of their dreams on a shoestring budget of only $10. She said every dress, with some retailing at about $700, will be sold for that nominal fee. While Latam said they don’t have any way to ensure all the shoppers are struggling financially, she said they have to rely on the honor system.
And following the overwhelming success of last year’s sale, Latam garnered her troops once again to help make prom affordable for any local girl hoping to dance the night away.
Latam said they have already collected about 300 pink prom dresses for this year’s sale in all styles, lengths, colors and sizes.
Her committee ooohed and awed over the fabulous selection, agreeing that this year’s dresses were fit for any prom queen.
And that, said Latam, is the goal — for them to look and feel beautiful.
She said prom and graduation are two of the most important nights in the life of teenaged girls and she wants every girl to have the opportunity to feel the excitement of shopping for that special dress — without having to worry about the price tag.
There are a few alterations to this year’s sale. Latam said the sale will be held at the Leamington United Mennonite Church, 78 Oak St. E., on May 3 and 4 (from 6 to 9 p.m.) and May 5 (from 9 a.m. to noon). She said the church is much roomier and will better accommodate the crowd expected.
She said Willabee’s has also come on board — offering a $50 discount to prom goers when they purchase a new prom dress there and bring in a donated prom dress.
Hair Café, she said, has also offered to provide hairdos for six lucky winners of their random draw. In addition, Latam said, they will have a selection of prom accessories — shoes, wraps and jewelry.
Any money collected from the sale will be donated back into the community — to the church, the Et Cetera Shoppe and the SECC.