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Concord Baptist Church gives free prom dresses
Caroline church gives free prom dresses
The Cinderella’s Closet at Concord Baptist Church in Caroline County is opening its doors again on Friday for girls who want to pick out free dresses for proms or formal dances.
The church held its annual dress giveaway on Saturday, but only 45 girls came. The church has more than 200 dresses left; many of them are brand new, with tags still on them, said Diane Boone, one of the “fairy godmoth ers” who puts the event together.
That’s why the godmothers decided to hold a second giveaway this year. They’re inviting girls from the Fredericksburg area to come to the church from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. The social hall is set up with racks of dresses, tables of accessories, and people available to help the girls make their selections.
At Saturday’s event, students from Caroline, Hanover, Spotsylvania, King George, Westmoreland, Fredericksburg, Lorton and Essex schools attended. The organizers gave away gift cards to Target and tickets to the Caroline High School prom. Pastor David Upshaw talked with the girls and their families.
Cinderella’s closet received many donations of dresses, accessories and money this year, said, Jeannie Ball, one of the organizers. The group was able to purchase four new heavy- duty racks for display, along with the gift cards and and dresses.
More information about Cinderella’s Closet is avail able on Facebook, through e– mail at concordcloset@ gmail.com or by calling Jeannie Ball at 804/633-6786 or Diane Boone at 804/994- 5251. The church’s address is 15625 Concord Road, Ruther Glen.