Emily’s Closet prom dress giveaway

By Tina Covington / For The Onlooker
Posted 2/21/18

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — High school girls will get the chance to shop at Emily’s Closet during the annual prom boutique, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 at the First United Methodist Church, 120 …

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Emily’s Closet prom dress giveaway

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BAY MINETTE, Alabama — High school girls will get the chance to shop at Emily’s Closet during the annual prom boutique, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3 at the First United Methodist Church, 120 W. Second St., Bay Minette.

Emily’s Closet is open to all high school girls in Baldwin County who are in need of a prom dress.

Sponsored by the Heritage Junior Women’s Club in Bay Minette, the organization has given away hundreds of dresses since launching the program more than a decade ago.

The women’s organization founded Emily’s Closet in 2008 to honor the memory of Emily Rose Parker, a Bay Minette teenager who was killed in an automobile accident in 2003 – just before the start of her senior year at Baldwin County High School.

Emily’s Closet is set up with racks of dresses, divided by size, and young ladies can “shop” amongst the selections to find the perfect dress – at no charge. The program has afforded many young ladies the opportunity to attend prom in style, without worrying about finances.

The group currently has hundreds of dresses in stock donations and donations are always needed to replenish its supply, especially those in larger sizes. Donations can be dropped off at the North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce on McMeans Avenue in Bay Minette. Monetary donations can also be mailed to HJWC, Attn.: Emily’s Closet, P.O. Box 45, Bay Minette, AL 36507.

For more information about Emily’s Closet, call 251-937-5665, extension 2.