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Prom dress drive in need of donations
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Dresses, accessories and even tuxedos are on a wish list of items a local organization is collecting to help area high school students go to the prom.

 

“Last year, we were able to help 40 students, and that included 10 boys,” said Robin Smith, a volunteer with KARE for Kids.

 

The group’s second annual prom dress drive runs through March 25.

 

The group needs prom dresses in all sizes and accessories such as shoes, jewelry and handbags to coordinate. The items can be dropped off at Dawsonville city hall, 415 Hwy. 53 East, Dawsonville.

 

“Last year was wonderful. We’d love to be able to help more kids this year,” Smith said. “The look on the girls’ faces is worth all the time we put into it.”

 

On the night of the prom, stylists have agreed to provide hair, makeup and nail services free of charge to the students.

 

A photographer will also be available the night of the prom to take photos of the students.

 

KARE for Kids has asked teachers to refer students who may not be able to afford the cost to attend the prom, which will be held at the Dawsonville Municipal Complex May 14.

 

“We’re also accepting monetary donations if someone would like to sponsor a teen’s prom,” Smith said.

 

The cost to attend the prom is about $80 per person. The price covers dinner and entrance to the dance.

 

For more information, call (706) 216-KARE.

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