When walking through the Bourbon Barrel Sunday prom dresses filled the room all for anyone who is continuing to search for that perfect dress. Each of the dresses were donated and Cinderella Project organizers worked to make sure the girls could get a full experience when making their way in.
“We have a set up where they can go in and try it on and come out on the red carpet and prance around we have mirrors over there. We have someone doing hair, someone doing makeup, so they can just feel like a princess,” said Michele Maughn, the project’s co-chairwomen.
Dresses ranged from all different styles, colors and sizes; making sure each girl got the unique dress that they were looking for. “There are different brands of dresses and its very hard to find certain dresses, but then you come here and you know that nobody is going to copy your dress, so its pretty cool,” said Madison Schrubb, high school senior.
Not only did this event give the girls a chance to look around to find what’s best for them, but it even became fun for them to experience this with the people who came with them. “I do love the dress and my mom helped me pick it out. I am just so excited to go to prom, this is my first time going for our school,” said Kioni Cooley, high school sophomore.
As the girls made their way around to find that perfect dress that they can dance around all night in one thing they could also do is give back themselves. “I found a dress here and then was like why should i keep it for another year when someone else can have the chance to use that dress,” said Schrubb.
It wasn’t just dresses in there today, there were also shoes and bags. The Cinderella Project accepts donations for this all throughout the year. If you would like to donate to the project you can every Wednesday through Saturday between 5 and 9 p.m. at Bourbon Barrel (1213 State St.) and every Tuesday through Saturday between 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Milestones Children’s Consignment (3735 W. Lake Road).