WARSAW — Combined Community Services will host its 12th annual Glass Slipper event from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6. The event allows high school students to attend prom by assisting them in finding dresses at no cost.
The event started 12 years ago when two Warsaw Community High School students realized how expensive prom night can be. Buying a dress and shoes for one day can cost a lot of money, and the two students wanted to help others make dreams of attending prom a reality.
The Glass Slipper event is open to any male or female who is enrolled at a high school in Kosciusko County. Currently, BoatHouse Restaurant, American Table and Fiesta Salons are partners for the event, with several more local businesses expected to partner alongside CCS.
This year, the event is being organized by Lacey Alber, intake and volunteer coordinator at Combined Community Services, and Jazmin Castillo, a Warsaw Community High School intern.
“I just love seeing all the generosity for this event,” said Alber. “It’s great to see how much the community is willing to help out with Glass Slipper.”
“And it’s great to see all the potential a dress can have to help a girl enjoy prom,” said Castillo.
CCS is still accepting donations for Glass Slipper, including dresses, tuxes, shoes, and other financial gifts.
Any high-schooler who wishes to participate can register for the event by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling Combined Community Services at (574) 269-6019.
Those planning on attending must sign up before April 6.
If you wish to donate any items, you can take them to Combined Community Services, located at 1195 Mariners Drive, Warsaw. They are open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.