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'Project Glam' effort seeks support from community

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cloverdale High School sophomore Alexis Branneman (left) and juniors Haylen Eccles (center) and Mystic Minnick check out prospects for the "Project Glam" sale event being planned for the spring.
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale High School sophomore Alexis Branneman is spearheading a project to make sure everyone can go to the prom all dressed up at a reasonable price.

She is collecting formal dresses, shoes, jewelry and accessories to offer at significantly reduced prices to girls facing financial struggles at prom time.

"Project Glam" proceeds will go for gift certificates for guys' tuxedo rental and flowers.

"Every girl wants to go to the prom, but in this economy, it's really tough," Branneman said. "Guys have trouble doing the whole tux and flowers thing, too."

Dresses at the sale, which Branneman plans to conduct next spring at Cloverdale High School, will be $10. Shoes will be $2 with accessories priced at $1.

Before the sale, there will be opportunities to buy raffle tickets for hair styling, manicures, flowers and prom tickets. There will also be discounted or free dry cleaning coupons available for the dresses at the sale.

"We thought it was important to not have this be a give-away, so there wouldn't be any embarrassment or hurt feelings by the girls. We didn't want there to be any stigma attached," Project Glam faculty adviser Jennifer Segner, a media specialist at CHS, said.

Branneman is applying for a Putnam County Community Foundation Youth Grant to help with the costs of the project.

Anyone who has a formal, shoes, jewelry or other accessories they would like to donate, or those who would like to make a cash donation may call Cloverdale High School, and ask for Mrs. Segner at 795-4203 x 5551.

Items can be dropped off at CHS marked "Project Glam."

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