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TIFTON, GA (WALB) –Many high school students can't wait for their prom, but it's not cheap.
A Tift County woman wants to make sure financial problems don't keep girls from experiencing the special night. She's helping girls focus on looking beautiful, not money.
Prom night is one of the most anticipated events for high school students everywhere. It's a night you get to dress up, and showcase that special dress for everyone to see. "You want to dress pretty and look like a princess," said Michele Bassett.
Michele Bassett knows how important prom is, but she also knows it's an event some people never get the chance to attend. "I remember feeling really sorry for them because they couldn't afford a dress," she said.
Over the years, Bassett noticed more and more dresses were taking over her closet. So instead of re-selling the dresses, Basset thought up another way to put the dresses to good use. "I didn't want to sell them for one third of what they were worth so I decided to donate them to the girls who can't afford prom dresses.
It's her third year collecting dresses for prom..and each year the need for grows, but so do the prices.
This year, girls who don't have the money to afford that dress can get one at no cost at the Prom shop. "It is just like going to a regular prom store except they just don't have to pay,"she said.
JD Groover has donated the space for the shop.
Any girl in south Georgia is welcome to come, because every girl deserves to feel special on prom night regardless of income.
They also plan on collecting jewelry and shoes for the shop. The ladies also plan to help girls with their hair and makeup on the day of Prom.
If you have an old dress from a wedding or other event that's just hanging in your closet, you can drop it off in Tifton at the Courtyard Marriott right off the interstate until the end of February.
The prom shop will be open March 26th and April 2nd.