Junior League of Columbus hosts 11th annual Project Prom

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Prom season is right around the corner and a local organization made dress shopping a little easier juniors and seniors in the Chattahoochee Valley.

Junior League of Columbus geared up for Project Prom - an annual event where slightly used prom dresses are available to local junior and senior high school girls at no cost.

In addition to receiving the dress of their dreams, participants and their guests attended a presentation called “Girl Talk.” This is a panel of successful women will share messages focused on women empowerment and knowing yourself and your value for today’s teen.

Over 500 free prom dresses, jewelry, shoes, and handbags were available to all local high school juniors and seniors.

“This is an event where local high school juniors and seniors from around the Chattahoochee Valley can come and pick out a free prom dress and accessories,” said Tabatha Getz, Project Prom chair.

Since the event’s inception in 2011, JLC has given away more than 800 dresses.

The Junior League wants to thank their sponsors: Two Men and a Truck, Dillards, Macy’s, The Gap, The Muscogee County Library Foundation, St. Francis Hospital and St. Francis OB/GYN Associates, Marks A. Lawrence Dentistry, W.C Bradley and Wade Cleaners along with a host of volunteers who helped with this years event.

Jessie Gibson

Jessie Gibson

Jessie joined the News Leader 9 team in March 2020.