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Many helped dress sale be a big success

Published: Saturday, March 9, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to all those who helped to make our fifth annual “Second Look” Homecoming and Prom Dress Sale the success it was.

First and foremost, thank you to Immanuel Lutheran Church for providing a wonderful setting for the girls to view and try on dresses, and to the area women who donated more than 400 dresses to bring our dream to fruition. A big thank you to the Telegraph and WIXN radio, particularly Kathy Cecchetti, for the promotion and coverage of our sale.

We had close to 50 girls from 10 different schools walk out the door with gorgeous gowns for their prom or homecoming, and we gave away more than 150 dresses. We know that would not have happened without the cooperation of our local paper and radio.

A plethora of thanks to our local businesses, Weeds, Basil Tree, Stellar and Trein’s Jewelry, who donated raffle items that certainly increased our revenue. Area school counselors also need to be recognized for their assistance in “spreading the word” to their students.

Our gratitude to Immanuel Church members Greg Currens, Peggy Ulferts, Elise Ulferts-Hume and Mary Sekse, who worked endless hours in organizing and preparing for the day and who also found time to transform the basement into a stunning boutique.

We would also like to thank Emily Keith, Stacey Hayen, Nikki Currens, Teri Genz, Sue Gingras, Judy Smallwood, Gloria and Adam Osmer and the “neighbor girls” who donated their time helping with the sale. The girls also enjoyed music provided by Sara Apple. We were blessed with great volunteers who helped us raise close to $1,700 in sales, which was distributed to area schools’ activity departments.

We hope that next year is even bigger and better, so hold on to those dresses and watch for “Second Look” in 2014.

Note to readers – Barb Keith and Barbara Hermes were co-chairwomen of the event.

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