Orleans County high school seniors can check out free prom dresses May 22 in Albion

Photos courtesy of Katrina Chaffee: (Left) Sarah Mathes and Isabella Gray pose with the free prom dresses they chose at Community Action’s Main Street Store in Albion. (Right) Kinzie Rickner had her make-up done by volunteers, who will also be available May 22 to help Orleans County seniors get ready for their prom, after choosing a free prom dress at the Main Street Store.

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 22 April 2023 at 2:20 pm

ALBION – Community Action’s Main Street Store welcomed Orleans County seniors last week to the first of two opportunities to choose free prom dresses. Girls may also visit the store to choose a dress from 6 to 8 p.m. May 22. Shoes in limited sizes, handbags and other accessories will also be available.

Store manager Cassie Eagle came up with the idea to offer free prom dresses after the store received a large donation of them last summer. Many were new.

She is a firm believer no girl should miss her senior prom because she can’t afford a dress, she said. Seniors from any Orleans County school or BOCES are welcome to come and choose a dress.

For more information or to register for a time to pick out a dress on May 22, call 589-1430. The Main Street Store also is being renamed Main Street Corner Thrifts, Gifts and More.