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'Primp for Prom:' free formals to area high school students

• Donations of dresses, shoes, accessories still being accepted


February 26, 2021

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work and Woodward High School Key Club are co-sponsoring “Primp for Prom” on Thursday, March 4, from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at Woodward High School inside the high school practice gym, 13th Street and Downs Avenue in Woodward. Masks will be required in the building and at all times during the event, due to Covid-19 safety regulations.

Primp for Prom is an annual spring event held in Woodward for area high school students to pick out a formal dress and accessories at no charge. More than 300 formal dresses in all sizes, styles and colors will be waiting for high school students from the northwest tristate area.

“Please invite any high school student to come shop with us,” said Dr. Kylene Rehder, professor of social work and chair to the department of social work.

This event is set up like a department store with volunteers ready to assist shoppers with finding the perfect dress and accessories. Fitting rooms will be available at this event for trying on dresses.

Although the event dates are set, the sponsors are still actively seeking formal dresses, shoes and jewelry donations.

To donate in the Woodward area, please contact Rehder at [email protected] or Stefanie Alexander at 580-256-2858. Formal attire also may be dropped off at Woodward High School at 13th and Downs Avenue in Woodward. To donate in Alva, please contact Leah Maple, social work department secretary, at [email protected]; and to donate in Enid, please contact Jennifer Pribble, assistant professor of social work, at [email protected]


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