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Donated prom dresses make dreams come true for Rapid City teens


Prom is considered a right of passage for many young women.

One group of high school students has found a new way to help make finding a formal dress a little bit easier.

Throughout the month of March, students from Rapid City High School's "Beyond The Book" hosted the "All Cinderellas Go To The Prom" dress drive seeking donations of used formal dresses.

The purpose of the event is to allow girls the chance to go to prom without breaking the bank.

At Rapid City High School Wednesday, girls got the chance to shop among the more than 260 dresses donated during the drive.

Event Coordinator Maryn Fish said the drive is a win–win situation for all those involved.

"Especially prom dresses, you only wear them one time in your life, so to give them to someone else that doesn't have the money to, it's a good feeling," said Fish.

Rapid City High School Junior Meghan Laughlin picked out a dress and expressed her gratitude.

"This is a really wonderful thing that they're doing, especially for us that can't afford this. It's so wonderful we get the chance to be able to go out and do this and go to prom like every normal teenager wants to do," said Laughlin.

The girls also got to signup to have their hair and nails done by Headlines Academy students.

A second shopping day for those who didn't get a chance to attend Wednesday's event is planned for Saturday April 5th from 10am until 2pm.

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