Local Woman Holds Free Prom Dress and Exchange Event

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - It's many high school students' favorite time of the year, prom.

A local woman found that too many formal dresses are just sitting in our closets gathering dust. 

If you're in the market for a dress, you may not need to spend a cent.

You may remember it like it were yesterday.

"Having your picture taken, and the dance, and it is about the dress too," Brenda Grimm, Dress For Less organizer, said.

Chances are, you have an old dress, whether it be from prom or a wedding, that's just sitting in your closet.

"Why can't we just gather all of these dresses up and actually have an exchange?" she said.

The organizer says there's no reason to spend a fortune, or even a cent on a dress.

"Use your money for books or preparing for college," she said.

This Saturday, anyone needing a dress is invited to participate in the free dress exchange. Grimm said she already has about 70 dresses available.

Dresses of every size will be available to teens for free; even if you don't have one to swap.    

Jewelry, shoes, and other accessories will be available too,

"For anyone who needs a helping hand. It's nice to be able to do this for all the Bay County kids," Grimm said.

Anyone is encouraged to bring accessories, shoes, and dresses to help Bay County's young women find the perfect gowns. 

The exchange will be held at the VFW on Sherman avenue (2136 Sherman Ave, Panama City) this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

If you can't make it but still want to help the cause, you can make a dress or monetary donation at the VFW any time this week.

Monetary donations will buy more dresses for our students. 


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