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Local church making prom more affordable

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PALMYRA, Mo. (WGEM) - According to a recent report, the average family will spend more than $1,000 on prom this year. Now one local church is working to give girls the prom of their dreams at a fraction of the cost.

The First Christian Church Fundraising Committee is hosting the fourth annual Prom Dress Resale Friday and Saturday. 15 percent of the proceeds goes to the church and the rest goes to the girl selling the dress.

Fundraiser Chairman Nancy Goellner says the resale can save families hundreds of dollars.

"The prices are so expensive these days and a lot of these dresses have only been worn once and they're perfect," Goellner said. "You can get them for half the retail price."

Funds raised from the sale go towards upkeep of the church.

Dresses to sell can be brought to the Farischon Hall Friday night between 6 and 8  p.m. or Saturday  from 8 to 9:30 a.m. There is a fee for registering and selling a dress. The sale is Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Farischon Hall located at 400 S Lane St. in Palmyra.

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