A dress for prom a dream come true

first_img• What: Dreams Coming Alive prom dress event for high school girls in Vancouver Public Schools.• When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.• Where: Hudson’s Bay High School’s aerobics room, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.• Cost: $5 per dress or free if a girl donates a dress. High school ID card required.• Donations: Accepted until Friday in the school office. Needed items: Prom dresses, shoes, accessories, perfume, hair-care items.• Information: [email protected] or [email protected]• What: Becca’s Closet prom dress event for Battle Ground High School girls.• When: Late April, date and time to be determined.• Where: Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.• Cost: No charge for girls to choose a dress.• Donations: Accepted through April 26 in the school office. Needed items: Prom dresses, shoes, accessories.• Information: 360-885-6500 or email [email protected] Chen is the fairy godmother of Hudson’s Bay High School. Unlike Cinderella’s fairy godmother, she doesn’t wave her magic wand and chant “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!” to transform ragged, sooty clothing into stunning ball gowns.However, she and a cadre of National Honor Society volunteers are transforming the school’s mirrored aerobics classroom into a prom dress boutique for Saturday’s Dreams Coming Alive prom dress extravaganza. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, high school girls from Vancouver Public Schools can choose a gently worn prom dress for $5 — about the price of a frappuccino. Shoppers who donate a gown can choose another at no cost. If girls can’t afford $5, vouchers are available. All shoppers must show their high student ID cards.For several years, the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools organized Operation Fairy Godmother, a much larger prom dress event that mushroomed into a 3,000-dress giveaway at the empty Mervyn’s store at the Westfield Vancouver mall. The foundation’s last prom dress event was in 2010, when Chen was a freshman.“I knew a lot of girls at Bay who needed that program,” Chen said. “So many students qualify for free and reduced lunch and can’t afford a $300 prom dress at Macy’s.”last_img

first_img• What: Dreams Coming Alive prom dress event for high school girls in Vancouver Public Schools.• When: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday.• Where: Hudson’s Bay High School’s aerobics room, 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.• Cost: $5 per dress or free if a girl donates a dress. High school ID card required.• Donations: Accepted until Friday in the school office. Needed items: Prom dresses, shoes, accessories, perfume, hair-care items.• Information: [email protected] or [email protected]• What: Becca’s Closet prom dress event for Battle Ground High School girls.• When: Late April, date and time to be determined.• Where: Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.• Cost: No charge for girls to choose a dress.• Donations: Accepted through April 26 in the school office. Needed items: Prom dresses, shoes, accessories.• Information: 360-885-6500 or email [email protected] Chen is the fairy godmother of Hudson’s Bay High School. Unlike Cinderella’s fairy godmother, she doesn’t wave her magic wand and chant “Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!” to transform ragged, sooty clothing into stunning ball gowns.However, she and a cadre of National Honor Society volunteers are transforming the school’s mirrored aerobics classroom into a prom dress boutique for Saturday’s Dreams Coming Alive prom dress extravaganza. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, high school girls from Vancouver Public Schools can choose a gently worn prom dress for $5 — about the price of a frappuccino. Shoppers who donate a gown can choose another at no cost. If girls can’t afford $5, vouchers are available. All shoppers must show their high student ID cards.For several years, the Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools organized Operation Fairy Godmother, a much larger prom dress event that mushroomed into a 3,000-dress giveaway at the empty Mervyn’s store at the Westfield Vancouver mall. The foundation’s last prom dress event was in 2010, when Chen was a freshman.“I knew a lot of girls at Bay who needed that program,” Chen said. “So many students qualify for free and reduced lunch and can’t afford a $300 prom dress at Macy’s.”last_img

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