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District 2 and Newburg Community Center to host “Making Dreams Come True”

Tuesday March 20, 2012

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

For many high school seniors, Prom Night is a night to remember for years to come. But for some, it can be an expensive memory. This weekend two different groups will change that when “Making Dreams Come True” gets underway at the Newburg Community Center.

“This is a wonderful program for young girls who need a little help in a tight economy,” says Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2). “Prom night is a coming of age tradition and some young girls will get a little help in making their big night special.”

The Mary Alyce Foundation, Inc in conjunction with Nzingha Creations Gallery created “Making Dreams Come True” which is a Prom Dress giveaway for 2012. The event will be held Friday, March 23rd 3:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturday, March 24th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue

Young women will be assisted in picking a prom dress and other accessories and it’s free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Personal Shoppers will be on hand to offer assistance. There is no pre-registration or proof of need required.

“These two organizations depend on donations of dresses and money in order to operate this program,” says Shanklin. “I hope many will take advantage of it.”

For more information about “Making Dreams Come True”, contact Councilwoman Shanklin’s office at 574-1102.