By Emily McKenna
Although an electrical fire in January damaged more than 90 dresses, the “Say Yes to the (Prom) Dress” resale boutique will hold its fifth annual event this month.
“The fire was contained to the attic, thankfully,” event coordinator Carolyn Petersen said.
The resale boutique offers shoppers an early chance to find a prom dress while also supporting a worthy cause, as all proceeds benefit Courage Connection. You can also donate or consign a dress that might not have been used lately or is no longer needed.
Since the dresses were stored in a separate area, the damage to the dresses was minimal. Local dry cleaners donated their work to save the dresses, which were fully restored to their previous condition.
Dress donations are still being accepted. Dresses should be less than four years old and free of stains or holes. Sturdy hangers are encouraged as well to ensure dresses can be displayed nicely.
Consignors will receive a percentage of the profits from the sale or can choose to donate their profits as well. All proceeds from the event will benefit Courage Connection, which provides support for individuals and families experiencing homelessness or who are victims of domestic violence.
The 2019 Say Yes to the (Prom) Dress Sale details can be found here.
Questions can be directed to Elizabeth Dickerson at email@example.com or to Carolyn Petersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.