Apr 1, 2011 5:30 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Prom on a Dime

Prom night is supposed to be a night of making memories that will last a lifetime, but for some it's more of a nightmare trying to find the funds to buy everything they need.
Assistant Director of Americorps, Lacey Shelton, said "we started this to give girls an opportunity to go to prom, where they otherwise may have not been able to."
She heads up the Cinderella Project, an organization which collects new and used prom dresses and let's girls choose one for free.
" We just want to give girls an opportunity to not have to spend the money on a prom dress they are only going to wear one night or shoes they are only going to wear one night," she explained.
Al's Formal Wear is offering a free tuxedo to one student who qualifies from each high school. They just have to let a counselor know they are in need and if they aren't selected they have another option.
Al's Formal Wear Manager, Donald Daniels, said "what they do is have to go online and sign up to be a prom rep. If they get 10 friends to come in and register with their number they can get their tuxedo for free."
Remington College in Lafayette is offering a number of free services including makeup, pedicures, manicures and even up-dos until April 9.
Education Supervisor, Rhonda Broussard, said "it was such a success last year and the students were so overwhelmed at the time. They were so excited to get this opportunity a chance to their prom and be able to feel comfortable among other students."
The supervisor recommends calling ahead for an appointment at (337) 984-9490.


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