PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area high school students and their families searching for that hard-to-find prom dress and accompanying accessories at minimal cost are invited to visit Owens Community College this coming weekend as the Raising Awareness Club presents its first-ever Prom Dress Extravaganza on Saturday, April 9.
The Prom Dress Extravaganza will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
During the event, high school students and their families will have the opportunity to select from an assortment of over 375 prom dresses and accessories for minimal cost ranging from $5-20 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories. Featured items available for purchase will be gently used dresses, shoes, purses, gloves and jewelry, among other prom accessories.
Additionally, shopping mentors will be on hand to assist individuals in their shopping experience. Owens students will also provide prom dress alterations free of charge during the event.
According to Jessica Thornton, Owens Raising Awareness Club President and student, the community’s outpouring of support toward the Prom Dress Drive and the Prom Dress Extravaganza has been amazing.
“The number of prom dresses and accessories that the community donated to this event has far exceeded the Raising Awareness Club’s expectations,” said Thornton. “We have already had several individuals inquire about purchasing dresses. Once again, our goal is to ensure that every student is able to receive a special high school prom experience and that financial means is not a barrier.”
Any items not claimed during the Prom Dress Extravaganza will be donated to Camp Courageous near Whitehouse. All proceeds raised from the prom dress initiative will be used to benefit future community outreach activities for the Raising Awareness Club.
Owens’ Raising Awareness Club was recently founded with the overall purpose of raising awareness about an array of issues and causes. Comprised of Owens students, employees and alumni, the group is committed to advocating for the acceptance of cultural differences, global unity, disability awareness and various needs that impact the surrounding communities.
For more information about the event, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.
- Owens Community College