Dress party to help stock food pantry

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 8, 2012

The majority of mothers of teenage girls know that come time for prom, homecoming, beauty pageants or Sub-Deb, they’ll spend a fortune on a dress, and their daughters will typically wear it once.

Now, a group of local mothers have found a remedy for their overabundance of dresses, while helping benefit a local charity.

Lynn Capps, organizer, said she and other mothers in town have organized a dress party tonight at First United Methodist Church.

Admission to the event is canned goods to benefit the Christian Service Center, which is in need of food during the holiday season.

“A group of mamas were talking, and everyone has some formal dresses that were just sitting around,” Capps said “We thought that we could sell them, not for anything or anyone in particular because we won’t be making any money off of them, while giving folks the opportunity to give food to the needy.”

Capps said that anyone who has formal or party dresses is welcome to bring them to sell tonight between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., and those interested in purchasing good dresses for a low cost can come between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

“This is a good way to get a good dress for Sub-Deb, a party, prom or pageants,” she said. “These dresses may have been worn once or some may not have been worn. Some of these dresses would retail for $1,000 or more and be sold for maybe $100.”