Garrettsville – The James A. Garfield Sports Boosters held the first ever “Love the Dress” prom dress sale at the high school on Sunday April 6, 2014. The sports boosters were able to collect new and nearly new dresses and then resold them at a fraction of the price they originally sold for, making prom more affordable for many. All the dresses were in a variety of colors and sizes with prices starting at $5 but were no higher than $50.

Modeling some of the dresses available are (left to right) Lauren Jones, Ashley Kaiser, Taylor Crane, and Madison Geddes.

The softball team became the young ladies personal shoppers for the event. Once the girls chose their potential dresses they could use the “fitting rooms” to try them on. The girls and the parents helping at the event also were able to advise the shoppers on accessories, hair styles etc that would work well with their chosen dress. Besides the dresses, one could even find matching accessories such as shoes and hand bags there as well.

Several ladies found their dream prom dress and said, “Yes to the Dress.” The event was a win-win for everyone, it helped raise funds for the softball team while making prom a little more affordable.


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Denise Bly has been a correspondent for the Weekly Villager for five years. She also does the public relations for Garrettsville Summerfest and the Garrettsville Area Chamber. In her spare time, she can be found at most local events, especially J.A. Garfield’s, high school and middle school athletic and musical events. When not out and about in the community, she can be found at home reading, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family.