Teens, are you worried about finding an outfit for prom on a limited budget? Due to the many expenses that come with Prom, many teens may find that they are unable to fully enjoy or even celebrate their magical night.
If you are one of those teens, don’t stress; the Athens-Clarke County Library has you covered! On Saturday, March 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Athens-Clarke County Library will host its inaugural Bling Your Prom event. Teens can come to the library and take home one free outfits (dress or suit) as well as accessories ranging from jewelry to shoes.
“Everyone deserves to make special memories at Prom, but it can be so expensive that sometimes it’s just out of reach,” explained Athens-Clarke County Library Teen Services Supervisor Devera Chandler. “We want to help ease the financial strain of Prom for teens and their parents. We are so thankful to everyone in the community who so generously answered our call for donations for this event.”
At Bling Your Prom, both girls and guys can choose from a wide selection of gently used formal wear, while supplies last. Vouchers for discounted haircuts and dry-cleaning will be available so teens can look their very best. Volunteers from various UGA sororities will be on hand to demonstrate makeup and hair tutorials, and there will be limited make-up samples available. Susan Drennen will be at the event for minor on-the-spot alterations.
This event is open to teens currently enrolled in high school who are preparing for Prom. All items are available on a first come, first served basis.
This free event is sponsored by the Athens-Clarke County Library Teen Services Department and is made possible by generous contributions and donations from The Athens Technical Cosmetology Program, Circle Ensemble Theatre Company, UGA Miller Learning Center, Project Safe, The Junior League of Athens, Professional Care Dry Cleaners, Rose of Athens Theatre, Rolling Runway, Athens West Cleaners, House Electric and UGA Greek Life.
For more information, please call (706) 613-3650. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.