The Right Price: Prom dress sale will offer deals while raising funds for worthy cause

Prom. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of the well known word is: “a formal dance for high school students usually held at the end of the school year.” However, the popular teen tradition of moving (at least trying to, considering the almost suffocating amount of people surrounding oneself) to modern music blasting from the surrounding speakers in a poorly lit, albeit, usually well decorated room, is so much more than just a “dance” to many.

The beloved custom means the (long awaited) end of high school to the graduating upperclassmen, a night to remember for the underclassmen, and a huge amount of stress for everybody involved. This is usually caused by trying to figure out many variables that contribute to how well one thinks their night will go. Corsages, transportation, photos, parents, friends, food, make up, hair and, of course, the search for the perfect outfit. Some people even plan months in advance for an amazing night out.

Lucky for those planning on attending prom this year, Student Senate is holding an event this Saturday that may just solve your clothing worries without breaking your bank account, and months ahead of schedule. In collaboration with UNI, the Dresses for Dance Marathon event will be on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be collecting formal dresses, shoes and/or accessories at 9:30 a.m. to be sold throughout the day. If one has any questions regarding donations, please contact Liz Fitzgerald at The sale will be held in the band room where dressing rooms will be set up for anyone who wants to try things on and shop around.

The best thing about said event is the fact that every penny will be donated to the Dance Marathon to help children battling life threatening illnesses and diseases at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital in Iowa City.

If there are any questions about the event, please feel free to ask members of Student Senate, counselor Erin Gardener or to refer to the posters distributed throughout the school.

We highly encourage all to attend the sale or to donate items. The event will not only greatly aid the Dance Marathon and in turn the kids at the Children’s Hospital, but also bring a smile to anyone who finds fantastic formal wear for such low prices.

Will you find your dream dress and feel like Cinderella? Or will you be granting someone’s outfit related wish like the fairy godmother? Swing by on Saturday to find out.

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