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Cinderella Project

For Many, the Pandemic either cancelled or drastically changed their Prom Plans. But, with the big night making a comeback, that means it’s time for girls to find a Prom dress, but that can be an expensive task. Dozens of girls waited on the steps of the YWCA in Johnstown Saturday morning, in anticipation for the doors to open so they could find their perfect Prom dress. It was an event put on by the Cinderella Project, which gives free Prom dresses, shoes, and accessories to High School Girls in the Greater Johnstown area. Organizers say about 1,000 dresses were donated this year.

Founded 16 years ago, the Cinderella Project didn’t have its Annual Try-on in 2020 due to the Pandemic. They had a modified version last year, but this year they returned to normal. Coordinator Sherri Rae saying: “Everybody is able to find something. And that look in their eye when they find it, that’s why our Volunteers keep coming back year after year. Because we’re excited to see that look on their faces when they find the right dress.”

The next Try-on date will be at the YWCA this Saturday the 26th from Noon to 3pm.

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