Give that prom dress a second chanceJudy Thornbloom has organized a Used Prom and Dress Sale set for Saturday, January 15 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Osakis High School cafeteria. The women’s restroom located near the cafeteria will be used as a dressing room.
By: Amy Chaffins, The Osakis Review
The glitz, glamour and dreamy magic of high school prom season comes with the added expense of a dress that will likely be worn one night only.
Judy Thornbloom has three of her daughter’s old prom dresses hanging in her closet and they were each worn just once.
She said, “I know there are a lot of people like me who have paid a lot of money for dresses that are worn one time, so I thought we’d give this a try.”
Thornbloom has organized a Used Prom and Dress Sale set for Saturday, January 15 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Osakis High School cafeteria. The women’s restroom located near the cafeteria will be used as a dressing room.
Here’s how it will work: Bring your clean, formal gown marked with a price to the school cafeteria anytime during the sale. You will have to stay with your dress until it sells. It will be between the buyer and seller to exchange money, or even make an even trade.
To avoid that awkward idea that you might wear the same dress someone wore to last year’s prom, students from about 10 neighboring school districts have been invited to the sale so there’s sure to be a variety of dresses to choose from.
“Anyone looking for a formal dress of any kind is welcome to attend,” Thornbloom said. “Hopefully, next year, we’ll expand the sale to wedding dresses, too.”
For more information, contact Lorraine Listberger at the district office at (320) 859-2191, ext. 168.