Plymouth’s Beta Delta chapter of the local women’s philanthropic organization, Tri Kappa, has a solution: the second annual Promenade To Prom; a chance to recycle or buy a gently used dress for just $10. Co-chairwoman of the Promenade to Prom, Samantha Murray, said “It’s a good way to give back to the community especially with the economy the way it is.” Murray said she remembers one of the 50 girls who found a dress at the 2010 event nearly breaking into tears when she saw herself in the mirror – she knew she had found “the” dress. “Most girls want to be a princess for the night when it comes to their prom—especially their senior year. They want everything to be perfect and if you can’t afford the sometimes $200 or $300 it takes this really helps,” she said.
Tri Kappa is beginning now to collect gently used dresses that may be hanging in your closet. Last year 100 dresses of all sizes, colors and styles were accepted and available for girls to take home. Dress donations can be dropped off the following locations; Argos, Culver and Triton high schools or Fernbaugh’s Diamonds, in Plymouth.
Murray said. “We told anyone in Marshall County they could come get a dress,” she said. Plus, girls who donate a dress before Feb. 5th will receive a voucher for a free dress.”
The event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25th at the LifePlex gymnasium in Plymouth. It will include door prizes and free dance lessons from 5 to 6 p.m. to attendees and their dates sponsored by LifePlex Dance Academy’s director Mewsette Cartwright.
Additionally, businesses or individuals who wish to sponsor the event may do so with a monetary donation or gift certificates to enhance the prom experience and make it less costly. Examples include coupons for florists, restaurants, or hair salons. Donations may be dropped off at the Plymouth Fernbaugh’s or mailed to: Tri Kappa. P.O. Box 325 Plymouth, IN 46563. Checks may be made to Tri Kappa with Promenade to Prom in the memo. Questions, call 229-5151. “We just want prom to be special for every girl,” Murray said.