Seventy-five girls from 10 different high schools went prom dress “shopping” at Cinderella’s Closet Saturday morning in the community room at Owensboro Christian Church. Cinderella’s Closet provides formal wear to girls who could not otherwise afford to attend their high school prom. Throughout the year, referrals were taken from school Youth Service Centers and other social agencies.
“I am overwhelmed and blessed by the support of our community for our first Cinderella’s Closet. This has truly been a pleasure to coordinate,” said Carrie Kimbrell, Daviess County High School Youth Service Coordinator, who along with Sue Krampe, Apollo High School Youth Service Coordinator, started the program last year with the intention of serving students from Apollo and Daviess County High, but the idea received so much support that it quickly expanded to include other schools throughout the region.
Altogether over 700 dresses were donated and nearly 125 volunteers contributed to make this day truly special. “We were able to show love, grace, and respect to 75 girls who deserve to be treated like princesses,” Kimbrell said.
Princesses indeed. Each young lady was greeted by a “fairy godmother” who helped them find a dress and matching shoes. Other volunteers were on hand to make alterations and offer make up tips. The community room was completely transformed and decorate elegantly.
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