Event to connect teens with free homecoming dresses

Having the perfect dress is important for many teens during prom season.

caption arrowCaption
Having the perfect dress is important for many teens during prom season.

Calling all teens in search of that perfect homecoming dress. This weekend is your chance to find it — and for free.

Explore>>Yarn bombers spread message of hope, healing in Oregon District

Carriage Inn of Dayton, 5040 Philadelphia Drive in Dayton, is hosting a Say Yes to the Homecoming Dress event Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon until 2 p.m.

caption arrowCaption
Lia Price has organized a prom dress giveaway at Carriage Inn of Dayton, 5040 Philadelphia Dr. in Dayton, Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon until 2 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Lia Price has organized a prom dress giveaway at Carriage Inn of Dayton, 5040 Philadelphia Dr. in Dayton, Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon until 2 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO

caption arrowCaption
Lia Price has organized a prom dress giveaway at Carriage Inn of Dayton, 5040 Philadelphia Dr. in Dayton, Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon until 2 p.m. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The shopping experience is open to any current high school or middle school students in need of a dress, shoes, jewelry and accessories to help defer the cost of school proms, homecomings and dances. There are no financial need requirements.

Lia Price, the admissions and marketing director at Carriage Inn of Dayton, said she organized a prom dress giveaway event after the Memorial Day tornadoes because she knew families would be struggling financially. “I thought it would be a good way of giving back,” she said. The giveaway was so successful she decided to to it again.

Price will have 60 dresses in all sizes at the giveaway. Some are gently used and others she purchased new from Macy’s.

Explore>>Cuddle therapy business coming to Kettering

There is a limit of one dress per person while supplies last.  She will also accept gently used dresses at Carriage Inn of Dayton for the giveaway.

For more information contact Lia Price at (937) 278-0404.

About the Author