West Clinton Mennonite hosted their third annual, “Beauty Comes From the Heart,” Prom Trend event on February 27 and 28.
Lori King, the coordinator of the event said that they had over 200 prom dresses of various colors and sizes donated to the event. She said that girls coming to the event to look for a dress often brought a dress to donate as well. King said that each year the event has almost doubled in size. The first year 15 girls found dresses, last year 30 girls found dresses and this year that number rose to 50.
In addition, to prom dresses the free event also included shoes, jewelry, wraps, and purses. Every item was available for a free-will donation. King said that if someone couldn’t afford to make a donation, then they gave the items away.
Volunteers also gave demonstrations and provided tips on hair styles, make-up, and nails. One such tip, King shared was as they were steaming the dresses for the event, they found that shaving cream took spots such as lipstick right out.
All the proceeds from the event will go to the Dow Family Children’s Home in Kenya (www.dowfamilychildrenshome.org). King said so far they have raised $549. She said if anyone was unable to attend, she would be happy to show her dresses left over from the event. To do so, contact King at 419-822-7379.
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