Used prom dress drive at District 196 high schools

The Eagan, Eastview, Apple Valley, and Rosemount high school AVID programs are working in collaboration to host a gently used Dress Drive and Prom Dress Resale/Expo.

All district high schools will be collecting dress donations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, and Feb. 15. Each high school will have a donation area near the front entrance of the school.

Everyone donating a dress will receive a discount on a new gown at The Wedding Shoppe (St. Paul), a discount on nail or hair services at Lili Salon (Edina) and a $10 discount on any dress purchased at the March 8 Prom Dress Resale/Expo on Saturday, March 8, at Eastview High School.

The goal is to collect more than 300 dresses of all colors, sizes and styles and offer a wide selection of gowns at a reasonable price (all dresses will sell for $20 to $75) to help students make prom more affordable.

Proceeds from the sale will support the district schools’ AVID college-readiness programs; any unsold dresses will be donated to Operation Glass Slipper. Contact Jodi Hanson with questions or for more information (Jodi.hanson@district196.org) or 952-431-8920.

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