by Lisa Tome
There's more to the prom than meets the eye.
Local social workers are also making it an opportunity to provide education regarding more than just looking good.
The planning of Project Prom, an event sponsored by Project Purpose, and geared toward supporting teens by educating them regarding safe and healthy relationships, will also serve as a way to get teens physically ready for their prom night.
Items needed for this educational event include:
Door prize items - gift certificates for spray tan, manicure/pedicure, hairstyle, tuxedo rental, corsage/boutonniere, formal accessories, limo rental.
Refreshments - cookies, fruit, vegetables and dip, crackers, cheese, water, and juice
If you would like to be a sponsor Project Prom or donate contact Ashley Dickens-York at 410-996-0249 or email email@example.com by February 12.
Items are also needed for the prom portion of the actual event which will be held Saturday, February 20 from 1-4 p.m. at Elkton United Methodist Church.
During this event, girls, and this year, boys will also be invited. They will select prom attire. There will also be choosing of accessories and shoes, learning make-up trends, and walking a runway and a photo shoot.
Items needed for this event include dresses, especially those sizes 16-24, shoes, jewelry, purses, hair accessories, and shawls. Boys will try on tuxedos, learn to color coordinate with their date and also have a photo shoot.
If you would like to donate contact Ashley Dickens-York at 410-996-0249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 12.
According to Christina Wattenschaidt, a family advocate in Cecil County, who helps organize these events, this is a fun way to get teens ready for prom. "It's such a fun event that was made even better by seeing these girls come out of their shell. The smiles on their faces (last year) were priceless.