Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club has announced it will once again be hosting their local prom dress drive.

BJWC will be collecting dresses through Feb. 28 for their upcoming Once Upon a Prom event. The idea behind Once Upon a Prom is that once you’ve had your “once upon a time” moment, you can give another hers.

BJWC members recognize that the dress is a huge part of going to prom and unfortunately for some young ladies it is an enormous financial burden. A few years ago, members decided to hold an event that would help provide beautiful prom dresses for those who might not otherwise have the means to purchase them.

This year will be the sixth year Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club is holding the event. Last year 55 girls attended from local communities. This year BJWC is hoping that number rises as they have over 800 dresses in stock!

In Ian’s Boots will once again be generously donating shoes to complete the outfit. “We are so thankful for the support of the community in making this a bigger event every year, both by the increasing number of donations, and by helping us reach out to more and more girls. The growing number of happy faces makes this one of our favorite Club events!” said Joanne Pritchard, BJWC member.

Girls in junior and senior high from all school districts are welcomed to attend the event which will be held on March 2, 3, 9 and 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at Miracles in Motion, 1145 East Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. There is no charge for the dress or accessories. Monetary donations in any amount will be accepted and donated to Boyertown Post Prom.

The ongoing success of this event is dependent on those willing to donate their gently used prom or special occasion dresses. BJWC welcomes clean, non-torn dresses of all sizes, both long and short, as well as purses, clutches, jewelry and wraps. Donations are being accepted through Feb. 28 and can be dropped off at Zuber Realty, 201 E. Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown.

For more information, please contact Joanne Pritchard at 610.506.6290 or at joanne.pritchard@comcast.net. The event flyer is also available to view on their Facebook page – GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Boyertown.

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