March 25, 2013

Owens Community College to Host Prom Dress Extravaganza Event for High School Students, April 6

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area high school students and their families searching for that hard-to-find prom dress and accompanying accessories at minimal cost are invited to visit Owens Community College as the Raising Awareness Club and Springfield High School Academic Boosters present the third annual Prom Dress Extravaganza on Saturday, April 6.

The Prom Dress Extravaganza will take place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

During the event, high school students and their families will have the opportunity to select from an assortment of over 400 prom dresses and accessories for minimal cost ranging from $5-20 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories. Featured items available for purchase will be gently used dresses, shoes, purses, gloves and jewelry, among other prom accessories.

Additionally, shopping mentors will be on hand to assist individuals in their shopping experience.

“The Northwest Ohio community has once again played a huge part in making the Prom Dress Extravaganza a reality,” said Nicole Buccalo, Owens Student Activities Assistant and Raising Award Club Advisor. “An assortment of over 400 dresses and a variety of prom-specific items will be available for purchase this year. The Prom Dress Extravaganza was established to ensure that cost is not an issue for high school students to receive a special prom experience.”

All proceeds raised from the prom dress initiative will be used to benefit future community outreach activities for the Raising Awareness Club and the Springfield High School Academic Boosters.

Owens’ Raising Awareness Club was founded with the overall purpose of raising awareness about an array of issues and causes. Comprised of Owens students, employees and alumni, the group is committed to advocating for the acceptance of cultural differences, global unity, disability awareness and various needs that impact the surrounding communities.

For more information about the event, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit