April 3, 2014


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, April 3, 2014 – Area high school students and their families searching for that hard-to-find prom dress and accompanying accessories are welcomed to visit Owens Community College as the Gay Straight Alliance Club host the 4th annual Prom Dress Sale on Saturday, April 12.

The Prom Dress Sale will take place from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. inside the Student Health and Activities Center located on the Toledo-area campus on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.

During the event, high school students and their families will have the opportunity to choose from an assortment of over 400 prom dresses and accessories for minimal cost of $5 for dresses and .50 cents to $1 for accessories. Featured items available for purchase will be gently used dresses, shoes, purses, gloves and jewelry, among other prom accessories. A Mary Kay representative will also be available to talk to participants.

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

The Prom Dress Sale was established to ensure that price is not an issue for high school students who want to have that spectacular prom experience. All proceeds raised from the prom dress initiative will be used to benefit future community outreach activities for the Gay Straight Alliance Club.

Owens’ Gay Straight Alliance Club was founded with the overall purpose of raising awareness about a variety of issues and causes relating to the LGBTQQIAAP (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Allied, Asexual, Pansexual) community. 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.