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March 18, 2014 > Hayward Library to host ÔProm Dress SwapÕ

Hayward Library to host ÔProm Dress SwapÕ

Submitted By Frank Holland

With an average cost of $1,139 in 2013, attending a prom can be financially challenging for many teens and their families. To help lessen the burden, Hayward Library, Weekes Branch, will hold its first ever Prom Dress Swap on Saturday, March 22.

ÒProm is a time where we are expected to go all out. We have to look our best, and getting ready takes months. But, the biggest worry is money - having to pay for the prom ticket, transportation and clothes,Ó said Tennyson High School Senior Navpreet Khabra. ÒWhen I heard about the Prom Dress Swap, I was relieved. It allows me the option to give a dress, for a dress. ItÕs a great opportunity.Ó

To be part of the swap, just bring a gently used prom, formal, party, or vintage dress Ð shoes and accessories, too Ð to the Weekes Branch Library beginning Saturday, February 22 through the morning of Saturday, March 22. Teens donating a dress will get a ticket to shop for one dress from 12 noon Ð 2 p.m. on March 22. Those without a dress to swap are welcome to attend between 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Dresses should be current, recently cleaned and in excellent condition. All sizes and styles are welcome. The Prom Dress Swap is also a great opportunity for community members to help a local teen attend the prom, and make a little more space in their closets by donating no longer needed dresses and accessories. Donations are being accepted at both the Weekes Branch (27300 Patrick Ave) and Main Library (835 C Street).

Sponsored by the Weekes Branch Library Teen Advisory Group, this event is free and open to all local teens.

Prom Dress Swap
Saturday, Mar 22
12 noon Ð 4 p.m.
Weekes Branch Library
27300 Patrick Ave, Hayward
(510) 293-5065

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