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|Library Turned Into Prom Boutique
|Girls who are looking for that perfect prom dress, need to look no further than their local library. The Galesburg Public Library hosted its 100 Dresses Program Saturday afternoon, which distributed prom attire to girls who may not otherwise find or afford that perfect dress.
The 100 Dresses program was put together by Kari Smith, the young adult librarian with the Galesburg Public Library. Smith said she has had this program in the works for over a year and was inspired by similar programs around the country. Smith tells WGIL this area was a prime location to begin this program.
"I saw Galesburg as great place to start a free prom dress giveaway project because I thought the community had something to give and their were girls here that might really benefit and enjoy the program, and so far, that's the case."
Smith says this is the first year she has been involved in something like this, and says it's been quite successful with over 20 girls signed up to pick out not only a free prom dress but accessories as well.
Smith says the over one-hundred dresses on hand have come from donations from Greater Galesburg, along with women in women's clubs who donated dresses their daughters no longer wear, to even college or other high school girls donating their dresses.
Smith said she loves the fact this program is in existence because she feels that between the girls who wear the dresses and those who donate the dresses, everybody wins.
(Area girls search for that perfect dress at the Galesburg Public Library's 100 Dresses Program on Saturday. Photo and story by Dominic Fortini)
|03 21 09 by Newsroom
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