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George School hosts sale of gently used formal attire


There will be a sale of gently used formal attire at George School Fitness Athletic Center from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

Free food for shoppers will be available, including tacos, chili and cookies.

Among the bargains offered for sale are: prom dresses, cocktail dresses, shoes, purses, clutches, jewelry and assorted men’s wear. The students’ idea stemmed from the acknowledgment of how expensive formal attire can be and the usual behavior of wearing a dress only once.

Over 150 items have been donated for resale for $20 to $60 each. For example, sequined gowns originally costing $500 will be sold for $50, and silk cocktail dresses can be purchased for $20 each.

The idea for the event came from a small group of GS seniors who identified a need in the community to reuse, recycle, and repurpose formal attire. The class of 2020 hopes that this will become an annual senior class project of “giving back” in order to enhance economic equity and social inclusivity.

Proceeds of the sale will be used to lower the cost of prom tickets and provide a budget for the next Senior Class to organize a similar event.

The sale is supported by the Parents Association, the George School Board of Trustees, and the George School faculty and administrators.

Donations of additional items are welcome until noon Friday, Jan. 24, and can be dropped off at the George School Library on campus.