The G. Ray Bodley High School’s Bodley Sweet Boutique will be open for business on April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
The boutique will have brand new and gently worn formal and semi-formal dresses for sale for only $25 each, perfect for the prom or senior dinner dance.
All money from the dress sale will benefit the local food pantry and Vera House.
“This community has struggled in tough economic times,” said Bodley Sweet Boutique organizer and GRB teacher,Allyson Fiordimalva who shared that the boutique was first organized to provide an opportunity for girls who wanted to go to prom but needed to find an affordable dress.
However, the boutique also meets the need of those who do not want to spend upwards of $500+ for a dress they will mostly likely only wear once.
“Add to that the community service aspect, where all proceeds from the sale will be split between two local charities – the food pantry and Vera House; and that makes the boutique “a win-win situation for all,” said Fiodimalva. “You can save money on your dress and help feed local families who are experiencing tough times.”
The boutique, which currently has more than 150 dresses to choose from, will be set up in the high school cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 20.
Because choosing the perfect prom dress is one of those magical moments in a young woman’s life, the boutique was moved to a Saturday to allow family members to come with the dress shopper to help them select that perfect dress. Some shoes, accessories and jewelry will also be available to complete the outfit. Changing rooms will be available for trying on dresses.
Come check out the dresses, you have nothing to lose and lots of money to save!
You can save money on your dress, and help feed local families who are experiencing tough times. There are no income requirements for participation and neighboring school district students are invited to come to the shop.
For more information, or if you can’t make it to the shop on April 20, contact Fiodimalva at G. Ray Bodley High School.