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Dough for Dresses

Updated: Tuesday, February 18 2014, 03:33 PM CST

Sacred Heart Griffin has been hosting "Dough For Dresses".

The two-day event started Sunday, February 16.  Nearly 200 high school girls from all over Central Illinois brought their gently-worn prom dresses in to be sold during the second day of the event.  Each girl was able to choose what price she wanted to sell her dress for. Once their dress is sold, each girl receives 60 percent of the money, while 40 percent goes to SHG programs.

Monday at noon, SHG opened their doors for all girls in the community to come and shop for dresses they could wear to this year's prom.
The dresses were in every color, shape and size. 

Dough For Dresses started three years ago by two moms who's mission was to give area girls an opportunity to shop for an amazing prom dress at an affordable price.

"There's such a great range of dresses," said Elizabeth Brahler, Co-chair of Dough for Dresses. "We have Jovanni, Sheri Hill, which are really top named dresses in the prom and homecoming dress market and people can get them at a fraction of the cost ."

Make-up tips and jewelry venders were also available at Monday's event.

The moms who started the event say businesses within the community have done their part to make this event a success every year.  Bella Boutique in Springfield donated 12 brand new dresses in a wide range of sizes.  The boutique's dresses average around $400 per dress.  However the dresses donated to the event are being sold for $100 a piece.

Starcrest Dry Cleaners also donated coupons for the girls to bring their dresses in and get discounted dry-cleaning services.

This is also the third year Flea Market to Fabulous offered their services in helping with staging the event.

SHG will be opened until 8:00 p.m. Monday night for girls to come and shop.

Dough for Dresses

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