Wednesday, May 6, 2009
According to WWD fashion magazine, the average couple spends about $1,300 on prom. The cost for girls, who start looking for dresses 11 weeks before the dance, includes: DRESS: $200 to $300 ACCESSORIES: $50 to $200 HAIR: $30 to $75 MAKEUP: $30 to $75 NAILS: $10 to $50 and there could be more.
This morning we talked to Tracey Watkins of Princess Closet. Tracey and Stephanie Drummond are among five women who decided to get together for a cause and started asking friends to clean out their closets and donate formal wear. They then set up a time for those less fortunate to come and pick out what they need for prom FOR FREE. Shoes, handbags, accessories, all for free.
They wanted to help out because they know the economy is down, but kids proms shouldn't be.
The group is still gathering dresses for next year - to donate - contact: Stephanie Drummond, 540/720-6614; or Tracey Watkins, 804/564-1874.
Story from the Free Lance Star / CATHY DYSON