Prom Dreams Come True

NorthBay Healthcare and Soroptimist International of Vacaville are teaming up again with a number of local businesses to put together a special one-day event called “Operation PROMises: The Enchanted Closet” for local teenage girls who cannot otherwise afford to attend their proms.

Donations from the public of gently used formal gowns, shoes, jewelry and wraps are welcome. Donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off at Secondhand Rose Thriftique, 322 Parker St., in Downtown Vacaville by Feb. 28. Organizers are also inviting seamstresses to volunteer, either in advance or on the day of the event, March 15.

“We have some dresses that, with slight modifications, could make for a perfect prom gown,” said Jane Hilliard, NorthBay Healthcare’s director of Volunteer Services and one of the event’s coordinators.

Girls must receive an invitation to attend. Organizers are working with local high schools to get the invitations delivered. Want to nominate a deserving young lady for an invitation? Call Jane at (707) 646-3137 or Kathie Thoming at (707) 290-8981 for more information.

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