The high school’s “Prom Project” looks to make prom – and formal clothing – accessible to all students, but they need donations from the community.
“We’re hoping that instead of (the clothes) sitting in closets for years and gathering dust then ending in a landfill that we can get them back on the shelves and get them to people that need them,” organizer and teacher at the school Kelly Waterbury says.
This will be the 10th year the event has been held. “It’s not just for prom,” Waterbury says. “It’s for anyone that’s looking for a formal outfit for anything.” She adds that some informal clothing like sundresses will be available too. “There’s something for everyone,” she says.
Waterbury says that it’s usually hard to get boys out to the event, so she says this year new shirts and ties will be handed out. Make-up will be given to the girls that attend.
“It’s not only for students who don’t have the money to get a nice outfit,” Waterbury notes. “We want it to be an event for everybody.” She wants residents to understand that isn’t just an event for kids going to prom or graduation. It’s an event for anyone that may need formal clothing.
You can drop off your donations at the main office at North Hastings High School.
The event will be held on April 17th from 3 PM until 5 in the high school gym. Food will be provided and music will be playing. “It’s really an amazing community event,” Waterbury says.