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Dress giveaway puts the ‘glam’ in prom

May 8, 2014

High school girls throughout the county had the chance to pick out a dress for prom at an annual giveaway held at Columbia City High School.
A variety of dress styles, colors, lengths and sizes were donated by area residents, and on March 19, the formal gowns were made available at no cost to any high school girl in Whitley County.
“Every girl should have the chance to look and feel her best at prom. It’s a glamorous night for these high schoolers,” said Sandy Kohut, CCHS nurse and event organizer.

Although the day of the event only had 14 dresses given out, there were others who came afterward.

“Since then we have given out an additional 33 dresses,”said Kohit. “It’s been very successful.” The giveaway is intended to help girls obtain dresses who would like to attend prom and cannot purchase a new dress.

However, Kohut said the girls that pick out a dress during the giveaway do so for a variety of reasons. “Some of the girls don’t have the money to pay for the dress as well as everything else that goes along with prom,” said Kohut. “If they can avoid the cost of the dress, that saves them some money. Other girls see it as a chance to reuse a dress that was once just hanging in someone’s closet.”

Columbia City High School’s prom is Saturday, and Kohut said she is grateful for the participation in this year’s dress giveaway.
“Cheers to all who donated or helped out with the free prom dress giveaway at CCHS again this year,” said Kohut. “We couldn’t do it without all the support and donations.”

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