Free prom dresses available in Fines Office

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  • A rack of the free prom dresses available for students in the Fines Office, which were donated by families during Glamour Day.

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With prom coming up on May 13, the Parent Teacher Student Association has set up a rack of free prom dresses in the Fines Office, headed by fines manager Sandy Merten.

Prom is a big event in your high school life. We just want to make sure they can have a dress to make sure they can go to their prom and have a good time.”

— Sandy Merten

In the fall, MTHS hosts Glamour Day as an opportunity for students to pick up free homecoming dresses for those who don’t have the funds available for a new dress. The leftover long dresses are saved to be given out later for prom.

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“Prom is a big event in your high school life,” Merten said. “We just want to make sure they can have a dress to make sure they can go to their prom and have a good time.”

Merten said students shouldn’t be afraid or embarrassed to take a dress because it is done in a subtle and “lowkey” manner. A student can come into the fines office, try on dresses, then take it home in a bag.

“We just don’t want not having a dress to deter a girl from being able to go to prom.” she said.

Currently there are about 50 dresses available, ranging from sizes 0-18.

Merten encourages students to send their friends to the fines office if they know they’re looking for an affordable prom dress.

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