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The Cinderella Project Opens for Prom Shopping

School NewsGreg Higgins

The doors of The Cinderella Project are now open on Saturdays during prom season.  Girls looking for that perfect prom dress may shop locally from over 200 new and gently worn dresses during the hours of 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Immanuel Baptist Church located at 1771 Bonham Street.  And, the best thing, there is no money exchanged! 

In its third year of operation, The Cinderella Project was the brainstorm of North Lamar parent Johnna McNeal and NLHS instructor Sandra Patterson when they realized that every girl would like the opportunity to have a beautiful dress for that special night of the year.  The only requirement is that they attend the prom.

“The Cinderella Project was established several years ago because every girl deserves a happily ever after and is worthy of feeling like a princess,” said Project Coordinator Patterson.  “Not only is the shop a good place to find a dress at no cost, but it is an avenue for others to donate their formal and party wear for a great cause. We encourage every girl in the area to stop by and shop our beautiful dresses.”

Donations for dresses three years old and newer may be taken to The Cinderella Project during shop hours or given to Patterson at North Lamar High School.  Tax receipts may be obtained by contacting Johnna McNeal at Malnory and McNeal on the corner of Clarksville Street and 17th Street S.E.