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PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBB Olympus volunteers Leslea Teague and Sarah Dean-Woepple unload donated gowns delivered to the YWCA's collection point. Employees in Olympus' marketing services group also collected gowns for the 'Prom Dress Day.' PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBB Olympus volunteers Leslea Teague and Sarah Dean-Woepple unload donated gowns delivered to the YWCA's collection point. Employees in Olympus' marketing services group also collected gowns for the 'Prom Dress Day.'
Michael Anderson, chairwoman of the 'Prom Dress Day,' sorts donated gowns by size. Anderson said she has been involved with the event for seven years. Michael Anderson, chairwoman of the 'Prom Dress Day,' sorts donated gowns by size. Anderson said she has been involved with the event for seven years.
Participants in the 2015 'Prom Dress Day' will be able to choose from a collection of hundreds of gowns at the March 28 event. Michael Anderson, event chairwoman, Myra Pina, a YWCA boardmember and event committee member, Catharine Lee Kessack, YWCA director of empowerment and development and Olympus volunteers Leslea Teague and Sarah Dean-Woepple display recent donations. Participants in the 2015 'Prom Dress Day' will be able to choose from a collection of hundreds of gowns at the March 28 event. Michael Anderson, event chairwoman, Myra Pina, a YWCA boardmember and event committee member, Catharine Lee Kessack, YWCA director of empowerment and development and Olympus volunteers Leslea Teague and Sarah Dean-Woepple display recent donations.

Prom gowns ready for pickup March 28

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by DANA GRUBB Special to The Press in Local News

The YWCA of Bethlehem hosts its eighth annual Prom Dress Day March 28 at the State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton. The event runs 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

High school juniors and seniors may attend accompanied by one female guest and must provide a student ID. There is a small admission fee refundable if participants are unable to find a dress to their liking.

Students will be able to select a gown from among several hundred in inventory, according to event chair Michael Anderson, who said simple alterations are also offered. Organizers expect over 200 area students to attend and noted in 2014, 189 prom dresses were given out.

Organizers noted a number of organizations collaborated with the YWCA this year to provide dresses, mannequins, hangers and garment bags. The Girl Scouts, Perfect Fit, the Olympus marketing services group, Talbot's and ZTA Sorority at Moravian College all contributed supplies or held prom dress drives.

In addition, monetary donations were received from Perfect Smile Dentistry and Zachary Zawarski, Esquire. Anyone wishing to provide future support may do so by calling the YWCA at 610-867-4669, ext. 104.

Director of empowerment and development Catharine Lee Kessack summed up the YMCA's efforts calling Prom Dress Day "definitely a unique event in this area."