2017-02-08 / Local

Prom wear needed for local students

CHESTER — The Chester Andover Family Center is collecting prom wear for a special public service event to be held in April prior to local high school proms. Every teen deserves to attend his or her prom dressed in beautiful, affordable prom wear.

At the first Prom Wear event last April, teens from Chester and surrounding communities converged on the CAFC to shop for the perfect prom outfit. The shop was filled with the sounds and sights of teens trying on prom wear and finding accessories to complete their outfits. For $20, a complete new or nearly new outfit including dress or suit, shirts, shoes and accessories could be purchased.

The center needs to replenish their prom wear inventory: dresses, tuxedos, dress shirts, ties and dress shoes for girls and guys. The goal is to be fully stocked with prom wear by March 1.  Last year, students from Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Springfield High School, Bellows Falls Union High School, Black River High School in Ludlow and Kurn Hattin found the perfect prom outfit at the center.

The thrift shop, located at 908 Route 103 south in Chester, is open to receive prom wear donations during regular business hours — Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday 12-6 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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