CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Prom season is upon us and for many young girls, along with the excitement about the big night, comes stress. In these tough economic times, some young girls don't have the means to purchase their dream dress. But it is incredible the number of events and venues where young women can get beautiful, new to gently used prom dresses for free, or as little as ten dollars.
This story all started with a question on facebook. I was looking for ideas on how teens could find dresses that wouldn't cost a lot. There have already been several events in our area, but there even more still to come.
On facebook, I heard of Kylee Wideman, a senior at Kings Mountain High School. For her senior project, she focused on how the prom and the stress surrounding it, from cost, to being asked, could destroy a young girl's sense of self. Kylee created a wonderful, "Prom Closet" at her school. A place where girls can go, without anyone knowing, and get a dress, shoes, even jewels and a purse, for free. So I started digging to see where else you could find dresses for free or at a good price.
In Troutman, the Troutman Baptist Church is sponsoring, "Twice Upon a Dress" March 31st. The church is located at 305 Perry Road in Troutman. They have close to 200 dresses they're offering to young ladies, but you must register and make an appointment to look at the dresses. The number to call is 704-528-5193.