LFHS FFA Accepts Donations of Prom Dresses

LFHS FFA Accepts Donations of Prom Dresses
Posted on 04/30/2014
This is the image for the news article titled LFHS FFA Accepts Donations of Prom DressesAbout a year ago, Los Fresnos High School FFA President Madeline Parker noticed that not every girl who wanted attend the school Prom could afford to buy a new dress.

Together with FFA sponsor D.J. Wernecke, she developed a Business Plan and presented it to principal Ronnie Rodriguez, who approved it. The Fashionable Farmer Dress Donation program was born.

Since then, about 100 dresses have been donated by students and parents, who had Prom dresses that had been worn only once. Had they not donated to the FFDD, the dresses could have sat in the closet for years.

"There were a few friends who needed dresses for Prom last year," Parker said. "We wanted to help girls have the opportunity to go to Prom even though they couldn't afford it. I got the idea and wanted to start it up to help these girls."

The annual LFHS Junior-Senior Prom will be held Saturday, May 10.

Dresses of all sizes, colors, and lengths have been donated. Some were modeled Wednesday during the two lunch periods at the school cafeteria.

Junior Jordan Sales is taking over the program since Parker, a senior, is graduating in June. "We're hoping that this will inspire everyone to donate. We're always looking for more dresses."

All that Wernecke and the FFA group asks is that dresses borrowed be returned dry cleaned, so that students in future years may have the opportunity to use them.

Dress racks, plastic covers, and hangers were donated.

"The Fashionable Farmer Dress Donation aims to empower girls to achieve their dreams and help them feel glamorous and confident," Parker wrote in her proposal.

"We want to make sure that every young lady is a princess at Prom," Wernecke said.
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