Project Prom Dress Extravaganza to be held April 15

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Kaitlyn Cook wearing a prom dress and holding a sign that says 'i said yes to the dress'
Pictured at the 2017 Project Prom Dress Extravaganza
event is Kaitlyn Cook, a current senior at Alfred-Almond
Central School and daughter of Rose Cook, who is
employed by ACES (Auxiliary Campus Enterprises and
Services) at Alfred State.

Alfred State is excited to announce that Project Prom Dress Extravaganza 2018 will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 in the Pioneer Center on the Alfred campus.

A student-driven initiative, Project Prom Dress has grown tremendously over the past four years, thanks to the passion of the sisters of Delta Chi Omega. All year long, the girls work hard collecting new or gently used prom gowns, shoes, and accessories from local bridal shops or individuals.

Then in April, their hard work comes to life, as they invite teenage girls from Allegany County and surrounding areas to come to their Extravaganza event at Alfred State, where they can choose a gown free of charge.

“We typically have more than 100 local high school-aged girls attend this annual event,” said Alfred State Event Concierge Sandra Burdick. “Thanks to the hard work of our Delta Chi Omega sisters and the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide these girls with beautiful gowns, shoes, and more free of charge in order to hopefully make their prom day even more special.”

Also on April 15, the Delta Chi Omega sisters will be collecting donations of gowns, shoes, and accessories.

Alfred State wishes to thank its amazing donors for this year’s event, including PromGirl, of Middletown, DE; Belle Ruche Bridal Boutique, of Olean; JBK Bridal and Prom, of Montour Falls; Bonjulies, of Horseheads; Bella You, of Rochester; Stella’s Bridal Boutique, of LeRoy; and the Purple Iris, of Horseheads; as well as several individual donors.

For more information, please contact Burdick at or at 607-587-4098.