FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — On Saturday, teenage girls had the chance to score free prom dresses and accessories during the annual Cinderella Dress Day at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.
Hosted by the FWMS-Alliance, the event has been around for over two decades and offers “gently used” formal wear and accessories such as shoes, jewelry and wraps for free to girls in Grades 7-12.
Each girl who showed up received a full range of formal clothes and accessories:
– 1 long dress
– 1 short dress
– 2 pieces of jewelry
– hair and makeup accessories
Before girls get to check out the clothes, the FWMS-Alliance provided attendees with age-appropriate health information during a short health fair, said Tonya Hughes, FWMS-Alliance president.
Since the event’s inception, Cinderella Dress Day has provided an estimated 4,000 dresses to girls in the community, according to the event’s Facebook page.