The word was put out last week that a group calling themselves “Chloe's Closet” were asking for donations of gently used prom dresses to be given out to high school girls who can't afford the cost of a new one.
Thursday night in Sheridan the group held their first “Dress-Raiser” event, and organizer Ellen Goode-Neeson says it was a whopping success.
Monetary donations also came in at the event, totaling over $500. And she tells us about a service a business is providing.
The project was a trial run this year, so only Sheridan High School girls are taking part. They hope to be able to assist other Sheridan County schools next year.
Covering a range of sizes, the gowns, accessories and shoes will be available for the young ladies to use; the school issued a list of qualifying girls, and Ellen's group sent them an invitation to try on and pick out their prom attire on March 26th at the Sheridan College Main Street Campus.
If you weren't able to attend the Dress Raiser, but have gowns, other finery or money to donate, drop the donations off at Big Horn Mountain Sports / Over the Moon or bring donations to Sheridan High School and ask for Becka Leno in the counseling office.