Local church makes prom affordable

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Prom season is just around the corner and between the dress, the accessories and the hair and make-up, the big dance can come with a big price tag.

With that in mind, the Green Castle Baptist Church created the Perfect Prom Princess Event.

For five years now, the church has been providing free prom dresses and accessories to young girls who may not be able to afford them.

Organizers say they're excited to help local girls like one group from Southern High School that included many girls from different countries.

"The kids were just ecstatic when they came through. I don't know what country this one lady was from, but she said she knew nothing about prom. She just saw it on television, how the movie stars dressed and so forth. And so to be able to get an outfit and have this dress, she's looking so forward to the experience,” event organizer Vonda Drinkard said.

While the ladies don't charge the girls for the dresses, they do ask them to pay it forward and do something for their community.

And it's not too late for you to get a dress. You can stop by Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Green Castle Baptist Church on Murphy Lane.

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