Old dress is a new dress at Gown Town

Gown Town is a local event that helps young ladies who need assistance to receive free prom dresses. (Logo Provided/WASK)
Gown Town is a local event that helps young ladies who need assistance to receive free prom dresses. (Logo Provided/WASK)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A local radio group is working to make it easier for young girls to go to prom this year.

The WASK radio group is taking prom dress donations for the fifth annual Gown Town. On March 7, girls can come to the Lafayette MarketPlace Shopping Center and get a dress free of charge.

K-105 morning radio hosts Shamus and Annie will host the event. They say they usually have plenty of dresses and plenty of customers.

“We usually get between 1,000 and 1,500 [dresses] donated every year,” said Shamus.

Annie said they have even received vintage dresses at past events. She said always bring the dress, even if you think it’s too old, because there might be a girl out there who wants it.

“It’s one of those thing where girls have actually come in and told us before, ‘If I don’t find a dress here today, then I don’t get to go to prom.’ So, it’s that much more of a mission for me to help them find something,” said Annie. “Everybody always walks out with a dress, thanks to our listeners who donate them.”

If you would like to donate a dress to Gown Town, there are two drop-off locations in Lafayette. Donations will be accepted at Mike Raisor Ford-Mazda, 2051 Sagamore Parkway, and the WASK studio, 3575 McCarty Lane.

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