Teens get a helping hand for prom

Gown Town event helps girls in need pick out prom dress for free

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Some high school students will soon attend their school prom, but some teens may not be able to afford to buy a dress that's expensive.

Those teens are receiving a helping hand from 98.7 AMP Radio with its Gown Town event.

For the rest of the month, the station says it will be collecting lightly used formal and cocktail dresses to give to girls who might not be able to afford one for prom.

On Sunday, April 14, 98.7 AMP Radio will hold its final Gown Town event, where girls in need can pick out a dress for prom for free.

Hundreds of girls came to the event last year, according to the station, to choose their dream dress and be able to go to prom.

The station said its goal is to give those girls a prom they will remember and ensure that financial hardship doesn't prevent them from enjoying the special occasion.

As dresses can cost hundreds of dollars, prom tickets, transportation and dinners can also make it cost prohibitive for families.

Teachers, parents and neighbors are asked to spread the word to families of teenage girls who might be struggling financially.

In addition, Dry Clean Depot said it has agreed to dry clean every dress that is donated at no charge.

The event will start at 10 a.m. Sunday at the David Pressley School of Cosmetology, located at 1127 S. Washington Avenue in Royal Oak.

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