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Project Prom Dress to be held April 8 at Alfred State College

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Delta Chi Omega will host the April 8 dress fest

Delta Chi Omega sister Jenna Plouse shows off one of the dresses that will be available at Project Prom Dress. The event will be held April 8 in the Pioneer Center.

The sisters of Delta Chi Omega (DCO) and the Center for Civic Leadership are excited to announce that Project Prom Dess will be held April 8 at Alfred State. The event will be held in the Pioneer Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Project Prom Dress is a student-driven initiative and is the passion and philanthropy of the sorority sisters of DCO. Annually, individuals and local bridal shops donate new and gently used gowns. The sorority sisters have collected hundreds of gowns, shoes, and accessories.

“You don’t need a certain dress or style to be beautiful – you have the power to make any dress, no matter the shape or size, look gorgeous on you,” commented Marina Miketish on behalf of her fellow sisters of Delta Chi Omega. “This event ties in so well with our other philanthropy project, Project Pearl, which teaches Love Your Body, Love Yourself.”

“When I was looking for a prom dress myself, I didn’t realize how expensive they can be. If I had known about this event I would have come here to see if there was a dress I fell in love with before I bought one. Girls can come pick up dresses anytime by appointment. They can look through dresses and get whatever they need.”

Director of Global Engagement and Civic Wellbeing Cyan Corwine is excited to continue this event for the community. “This is such a magnificent event. We are excited to assist community members with their prom preparations. We know this event helps so many and means a lot to local families.”

DCO sister Jenna Plouse added. “My favorite part of Project Prom Dress is seeing a girl’s face light up when she finally finds the dress for her that she can get through our resources for free and be able to feel beautiful.

Project Prom Dress returned last spring after COVID forced the event to be postponed for the previous two years. For more information, contact Cyan Corwine at CorwinCY@alfredstate.edu or 607-587-4059.

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