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March 21, 2014

Prom Princess Ministry accepting donations

Corsicana — Female students wishing to attend prom, but held back because they think they can’t afford a dress — fret no more.

Prom Princess Ministry, an idea being promoted by P.J. Jones, is accepting donations of prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses, party dresses, shoes and jewelry.

Across the street from the Health Department at Tri-County properties or Royal Flush Plumbing at the rear of the building between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. donations will be accepted.

Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m., girls will be able to come by and receive gowns free of charge. After that, it will be available by appointment.

“Any junior or senior who can’t afford to go to prom because of lack of funds is welcome,” Jones said. “The only requirement is a student I.D. or some type of proof of student status.”

Jones intends to do this annually, and mentioned she simply got a late start this year.

“I am really short of shoes and clutch purses and jewelry,” she said.

The actual address of the ministry is 617 N. Main. Donations are being accepted now.

“If I can help just one young lady have the dress of her dreams and the most memorable night of her life, then my goal has been accomplished,” she said.

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