But help is on the way.
The Antioch High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) hosts the Belle of the Ball Fashion Affair on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Antioch High cafeteria, 700 W. 18th St. East County high school students will gain access to dozens of gently worn prom dresses and articles of formal wear. Dresses range from $10 to $40; accessories cost only $2. Since the PTSA uses the event as a fundraiser for scholarships, it’s a win-win for everyone.
“With the economy being what it has been, the Antioch High School PTSA wanted to find a way to help within the community,” said PTSA President Cindy Chatham. “The idea of selling formal dresses at reduced prices seemed like a way we could help local high school girls defray the costs associated with Winter Ball and proms, and hopefully help them be able to attend these events.”
The dress sale, now in its fourth year, has been a big hit with students from all over East County. Chatham is hoping for another successful sale, with more than 200 dresses on hand and more still coming. Donations may be brought to the Antioch High School Career Center Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. A pickup service is also available for those unable to drop off dresses and accessories during school hours.
“The girls are always surprised at how many dresses we have available,” Chatham said. “We also hold drawings throughout the event for salon or floral services. We’re currently looking for donations of event-appropriate prizes. We’re a nonprofit group and can provide a tax-deductible receipt for any donations of clothing or merchandise.”
The Belle of the Ball event is open to all East County high school students. No student identification is required. Only cash will be accepted during the sale.
Volunteers are also needed to work the event. For more information, call 925-550-2275 or e-mail email@example.com.
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