11 March 2013

What's Happening :: All Dressed Up

I apologize for the unplanned hiatus around here.  I promise, though… I'm working on something IRL {in real life} that's so much fun. I can't wait to share with you all the details.

Our Junior League puts on an event each spring that allows young women the opportunity to shop for a prom dress for free.  The event is called All Dressed Up, and this year, I'm the chair, making for one busy lady.  All Dressed Up is this Saturday, and things are really starting to chug (and by chug I mean I am having a reeeeeeealy hard time keeping up) .  I can't WAIT!

This year marks our 9th annual event. We're expecting 350-400 young shoppers.  We collected 1015 dresses from our community, and a local dry cleaner laundered all the gowns.  Our local community college donates the space for the event, and a really awesome moving company transports the gowns back and forth from our donated storage space for us. Area seamstresses are on hand at the event to provide alterations, and while the gals wait, a local DJ will provide entertainment and introduce our professional stylists, who will do on-stage hair and makeup demos.  HOLY CATS.

It's the longest weekend of my life, but the reward of seeing those beautiful young ladies march out the door with a dress in hand and a smile on their face makes me want to do jumping jacks.  Makes it worth it. In fact, I'd do it again the next weekend.  Don't quote me on that.

This week, I'll be sharing my #protips, because some of you might want to do what we do. And you should, because it's awesome.  Or maybe you do a different event that's pretty large scale, and could use some new tools or new partners to help you make it happen.  I'm all about sharing, because it's not about me - it's about them.  

Come back and join me, will you?

1 comment:

  1. Aw that is something so great to chair! I'm sure you are exhausted and it will be so rewarding! I hope the event goes well!!


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