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Pennies for Prom helps ensure local students don't miss prom or graduation due to finances

pennies for prom 2017

Three years ago--3 weeks before prom--Shay Love got a call from the schools asking her help for some local kids who couldn’t afford to attend prom. After seeing this major need in the community, she decided to make it an annual fundraiser. She is partnering with the PLC in Fort Oglethorpe to help get a list of students in need. Along with Shay’s work and donations—monetary and dresses--from the community, Southern Charm is helping with Tuxedo rentals for the boys.

She estimates that between 20-25 seniors in Catoosa County will need assistance with prom expenses—dresses, tuxes, tickets, etc. Ladies, if you have any prom, bridesmaids, or formal dresses that you know you aren’t going to wear again, or some dress shoes that you wouldn’t mind parting with, this is a great way to give them new life!

Monetary donations can be made at First Volunteer Bank to the “Pennies for Prom” account. That money is designated to help pay for tuxedo rentals and prom tickets, and any money left over will go toward cap and gown purchases for graduating seniors in a financial bind. Please consider giving anything you can to help make prom a great experience for all Catoosa County students!

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Contact Shay Love: (706) 965-2378 Email: googoo227@catt.com 

Shay is taking dress, shoes, jewelry donations at 31 RBC Drive behind the Remco shopping center in Ringgold, across from the bus barn. Larger size dresses are needed--14 and up.

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