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Prom fashion show benefits non-profit organization

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - It may only be January, but the warmer temperatures are reminding high school students that a big day is just around the corner.

Saturday afternoon was the first annual "Rock the Prom" at the Coastline Convention Center in Downtown Wilmington. There was a fashion show and representatives from local tux and gown shops.

Organizers said high school students from all over the state came to Saturday's event. They sent invitations to more than 50 high schools, and organizers aimed to make the event a one-stop-prom shop.

The proceeds go to Women of Hope, a non-profit organization Kenny Barnes started with his wife.

"When our daughter, at just 32 years old, called us two and a half years ago, she said, ‘Mom and Dad, it's positive. I've got breast cancer,' we started going through that journey with her," said Barnes. "We realized there was a lot that needed to be done."

He said they hope to make the event even bigger next year.

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It may only be January, but the warmer temperatures are reminding high school students that a big day is just around the corner.

Saturday afternoon was the first annual "Rock the Prom." There was a fashion show and representatives from local tux and gown shops.

Organizers said high school students from all over the state came to Saturday's event. They sent invitations to more than 50 high schools and organizers want to make this a one-stop-prom-shop.

The Proceeds go to Women of Hope. It's a non-profit organization Kenny Barnes started with his wife.

"When our daughter at just 32 years old called us 2 and a half years ago she said ‘mom and dad, it's positive, I've got breast cancer,' we started going through that journey with her we realized there was a lot that needed to be done," Barnes said.

 

He said they hope to make the event even bigger next year.

 

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