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Project Prom Dress Extravaganza to take place April 10

Project Prom Dress Extravaganza to take place April 10

Christine Dodd holding up a prom dressOnce again, Alfred State’s Project Prom Dress Extravaganza is helping teenage girls from Allegany County and the surrounding areas find that special outfit for the prom without having to spend a dime.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at the Pioneer Center on the Alfred campus, the student-run event will allow attendees to select from hundreds of new or lightly used prom dresses, and take one home without any cost. People may also make donations that day, including dresses, shoes, and gear.

Founded by Kayla Franchina, a 2014 human services management graduate from Gerry, Project Prom Dress focuses on collecting donated prom dresses, accessories, and cash donations for underprivileged teenage women.

Alfred State wishes to thank its amazing donors for this year’s event: Elegance Bridals and Formals, of Canisteo; Belle Ruche Bridal Boutique, of Olean; Jessica Dugo, of Geneseo; JBK Bridal and Prom, of Horseheads; Bonjulies Main Street Bride, of Horseheads; Bella You, of Rochester; One Enchanted Evening, of Fairport; and The Purple Iris, of Horseheads.

For more information, contact Alyshia Zurlick, assistant director of Student Engagement, at, or Sandra Burdick, events concierge, at

Pictured is Christine Dodd, a forensic science technology major from Montrose, PA, with a number of prom dresses that had been for sale at a past Alfred State Project Prom Dress Extravaganza.