PAXTON — A Paxton woman is asking people to donate their used prom dresses so they can be rented or sold at a low cost to local teenagers who might otherwise not be able to afford them.
The prom-dress collection drive is being organized by Debbie Kafer. It will culminate with the Paxton Prom Dress Event, scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. March 2 at the Paxton Market Street Theatre.
At the event, all the prom dresses donated will be available for purchase or rental. Fitting rooms will be set up so the dresses can be tried on.
"We're going to rent prom dresses for $25 for overnight prom, and there's also going to be a tag that's going to give you a purchase price in case the girls fall in love with the dress and they want to take it home and keep it," Kafer said.
There will be a $3 admission fee to help cover the cost of renting the theater for the event, although the fee will be waived for anyone who donates a prom dress.
To donate a dress in advance of the event, drop it off at Kafer's home at 6 Dawn Ave., Paxton, or call her at 778-9528.