York PTSA offers free prom dresses

By Melea Smith
Elmhurst Unit District 205
Posted3/1/2017 1:14 PM

Getting dressed up to attend a high school prom or dance can be a big deal, but sometimes the cost of formal wear can be overwhelming.

With that in mind, the York High School Parent/Teacher/Student Association is inviting young ladies to attend the "Say Yes to the Prom Dress" at the sixth annual prom dress and accessory giveaway from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the York High School Commons, 355 W. St. Charles Road, Elmhurst.


Girls ages 13 to 18 can select from more than 400 gently-used dresses in a variety of styles and sizes. Dress shoes, purses, jewelry and unopened makeup items also are available.

Dresses are free, but limited to one per customer. The event is open to the public and all Chicago and West suburban high school girls are welcome.

"We have a lot of dresses. We want to make sure girls going to a special occasion this spring know about this free event," said Marie Gall, York PTSA committee chairwoman.

"Anyone who has an eye for updating a classic or making a once-worn dress their own will love this event."

It's not too late to clean out your closets and donate new or gently used long and short party dresses from homecomings, proms, graduations, weddings and other bygone events. Dressy shoes, purses, jewelry and unopened makeup also are welcome.

Donations can be dropped off at the York attendance office or at 300 S. Fair Ave., Elmhurst.

For details, contact Marie Gall at tmkgall@gmail.com or call (773) 595-9158.