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MPCHS junior class holds prom dress sale

GTNS photo by Gretchen Teske

Racks of dresses for sale were huddled together in the library of Mt. Pleasant Community High School for their first ever prom dress sale on Saturday, Jan. 26.
GTNS photo by Gretchen Teske Racks of dresses for sale were huddled together in the library of Mt. Pleasant Community High School for their first ever prom dress sale on Saturday, Jan. 26.
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The library of Mt. Pleasant Community High school was filled will dresses, shoes and accessories for prom as the junior class held their first prom dress sale Saturday, Jan. 26.

The dresses were donated from girls all over southeast Iowa who dropped them off to be sold to benefit the Mt. Pleasant Community High School (MPCHS) junior class prom. They got the word out about the sale through a Facebook page where girls could buy and sell their dresses, shoes and other accessories.

“We started through social media and the girls got (the word) out through Snapchat, social media, word-of-mouth and we started to advertise,” said Jennifer Stater, a volunteer with Saturday’s event. Stater said this was the first sale the class has tried and it was inspired by the success of another school group holding a similar event.

The MPCHS dance team did a similar dress sale in the past with great success. Wanda Broeker, a volunteer at Saturday’s sale, said the sale is helpful for both the junior class and girls going to prom because it’s a fundraiser that provides girls with what they need and helps the junior class raise money as well.

“Most of these (dresses) they’ve only worn once and that’s a shame,” she said. “So it helps the girls who maybe can’t afford to buy the brand-new dresses because all of these, someone could wear them again.”