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SBHS Viking Closet's 6th Annual Prom Dress Event Was A Great Success

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Going to prom is a struggle for many young girls who cannot afford the high costs associated with it including a prom dress and tickets to the event.

Each year South Brunswick High School’s Viking Closet’s mission is to help girls have the perfect prom of their dreams.

To help accomplish this goal, the Viking Closet hosted its 6th annual prom dress event.

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Almost 400 dresses, over 150 pieces of jewelry, 30 purses, and many prom shoes were donated for the event.

It took place on February 21-24, 27-28 in South Brunswick High School and proved to be a tremendous success.

Over 160 students from South Brunswick and other districts attended.

Guests were also offered served homemade cupcakes and beverages during the event, and given goodie bags containing make up and other gifts to take home.

Over 100 girls took home the dress of their dreams and other accessories. In addition, over 200 students entered a free raffle for prom tickets, manicures, mani/pedi's, prom makeup, up do’s and gift certificates for tuxedo rentals and corsages. It was amazing!

The Viking Closet and it's Prom Event are completely run on donations from various business and communities, without whom this event would not be possible.

Firstly, we would like to thank the Viking Closet club members and volunteers who donated their time and efforts to work the event.

Over 50 members and student volunteers worked tirelessly for 10 days accumulating more than 500 hours of community service.

The Viking Closet would also to thank community members, staff and students that donated to this event.

A special thanks to South Brunswick Asian Club, SBHS Senior and Junior classes, Ms. Trippe, SBHS class of 1996, Ms. Budhu, and to our anonymous donor.

Supporting businesses include, KiKi D’s Dress Shoppe of Montgomery, Mission Lane, Family Dentistry of South Brunswick, Alfonzo’s Restaurant of Princeton, Nextage MP3 Realty of Kendall Park, Windsor/Brunswick Driving Academy, Nonna’s Restaurant of Englishtown, On the Border Cantina in New Brunswick, Rasoi Restaurant & Banquet Hall of Monmouth Junction, Liberty Nails of North Brunswick,  Chartwells, D’Bella’s Salon of North Brunswick, Dutchess Florals of North Brunswick, Dollar Tree of South Brunswick, and Stop & Shop of Franklin Park,

Thank you to everyone who was involved for making this event truly special! We cannot wait until next year!!!

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