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The Centerburg Heart of Ohio Women’s Club opened the doors to the Centerburg Church of Christ on Saturday to allow girls from Central Ohio high schools to pick out a free prom dress and all the accessories.
The Centerburg Heart of Ohio Women’s Club opened the doors to the Centerburg Church of Christ on Saturday to allow girls from Central Ohio high schools to pick out a free prom dress and all the accessories. (Photo by Rhonda Bletner) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
March 18, 2013 10:31 am EDT

 

CENTERBURG — It’s actually not a reality show, but it is a reality — a girl was asked to prom. That means she has to find a dress and that’s when the Heart of Ohio Women’s Club steps in and offers dresses — for free.

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The television reality show of the same name shows brides choosing their wedding dresses. Some of those dresses come with considerable price tags. But the Heart of Ohio Women’s Club collected donated dresses and displayed some of them in stores and at the school and then opened their “boutique” at the Centerburg Church of Christ for a truly elegant shopping experience for teenagers as they prepare for prom.

The “Say Yes to the Dress” event was held on Saturday and Seana Neville, a junior from Mount Vernon, was one of the first in line when the doors opened.

She’d seen a tiered fuchsia and black embroidered dress on display at the school and she hoped it would fit. She was lucky because a number of other shoppers had wanted a chance to get that dress, but Neville was delighted to be taking it home.

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