BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Prom is a high school tradition that can turn into an expensive night.
South Brunswick High School is preparing to host its annual Prom Closet to help ease the burden of a hefty price tag for students.
All girls in the county can check out the Prom Closet for formal dresses (can be used for 8th grade formal as well), shoes and accessories all free of charge.
South Brunswick high school choir teacher, Lee Thomas is storing about 700 dresses in her choir room. Last year the school had about 1,000 dresses. While that is an incredible outcome, they are in need of more dress racks.
“We need space for the dresses so that when the girls are looking through - right now they’re overcrowded,” Thomas explained. “As we get more donations we need to be able to organize the dresses and have them hanging properly so they’re not getting all wrinkled up and possibly stepped on.”
Thomas said the Prom Closet really helps girls who might not be able to afford a gown, and this gives them a wide range of options to pick from.
“It’s a great opportunity for students who may not financially be able to go out and purchase some of these dresses that are very expensive. It really allows them to have something beautiful to wear for their prom, saves their parents tons of money and time to go out and have to look for the dress,” Thomas said. “We have all sizes so its just a real nice variety of things for the girls to look through.”
Donations can be dropped off at SBHS during school hours, 7:35 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
The actual Prom Closet event will take place Thursday, March 21, 4-8 p.m. in the SBHS choir room.