The Marc-Ettes, a Marcus civic organization, has come up with a great service idea on what to do with prom dresses that are just like new and could be a great bargain for another young gal wanting to look her best at this coming year's prom.
Right after Christmas, many teens are hitting the shops wanting to find a dress they like and at the same time, be affordable. Proms are a fun event for kids but everything can get very expensive by the time you purchase a dress, boutonniere, get your hair and nails done and all the tanning.
The Marc-Ettes want to help save high school girls and parents money this year. Hence, the Marc-Ettes are planning a Prom Dress Extravaganza to be held on Sunday, Jan. 27th in the Marcus Community Center from 1:30 to 5 p.m. In case of inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Feb. 3. (The Marc-Ettes will post it on KCHE if that should happen.)
This will be a fun afternoon of looking and trying on dresses at reduced prices. The Marc-Ettes are looking for people who are interested in selling their prom dresses that may be hanging in their closets. If you are interested in selling your dress, contact Laura Letsche at 376-2169 with a brief description of the dress, color, size and price you want to sell the dress for plus your name, address and phone number. The dress will need to be delivered to Marcus by Friday, Jan. 25. If this dress sells, the Marc-Ettes will retain 10 percent of the sale price and mail the balance to you. Some of these "Gently Used" prom dresses may also be used in the style show also.
The group is having Sequins Bridal from Cherokee come to display new dresses that will also be for sale and they will be in the style show.
The Marcus Community Center doors will open at 1 p.m. and the style show will begin at 1:30 p.m. After the style show there will be dressing rooms for gals to try on dresses and the building will remain open until 5 p.m.
The charge for the show is $1 for students and $2 for adults. Refreshments will be served plus door prizes will be given every hour. A Grand Prize will be given at 5 p.m., which is a limousine ride. All attending will be eligible for prizes. Mark this on your calendar as it should be a fun afternoon with lots of dresses, prizes and refreshments.
Businesses lending their support to the event are: O'Haira's, Total E'Clips, Hair by Ruth, Smith Insurance Services, Farmer's State Bank, Western Cherokee Mutual, First Trust & Savings Bank, Valley Bank & Trust, Farmers State Agency, Casey's. Jeff Foods, Grandma Gardens, Sequins Bridal Boutique.