Published on March 29, 2022 at 1:43 p.m.
On Saturday, Eldred Township Community Center Thrift Store once again fulfilled the dream of finding the perfect prom dress for many high school girls.
“This is the fifth year that we’ve held the annual prom dress sale, and each year the number of buyers increases,” said thrift store manager Donna Deihl.
The line of people waiting for the doors to open went almost all the way around the building, Deihl said.
“Not everyone can afford to go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a prom dress and accessories. All of our dresses are $10 each, with a limit of two dresses,” Deihl said, and pointed out tables of shoes and jewelry for sale.
Rack after rack of dresses filled the great hall. Red, green, purple, pink, yellow, turquoise and silver dress colors just waiting to be the perfect prom dress for a young lady. It looked like a rainbow had exploded in the room.
“I’m so happy that we decided to come and see the dresses,” said Cheida Soto.
The number of smiling faces of young shoppers walking away with their purchases brightened up the sunless day.
Rows and rows of dresses, many with labels from local evening and wedding dress shops. NEWS AMY LEAP/TIMES
Kunkletown’s Shannon Coman found the perfect color for her prom dress.
Morgan Smyth of Tannersville said, “I really like this dress and I think I’ve found my dress.”
Emma Scott of Stroudsburg stands on the platform so she can see the front and back of her dress in the mirror before making her final decision.
Hailey Glissmann and her mom, Missy, share a moment before making the final choice of the perfect prom dress.
Shoes and more shoes in all sizes and colors.
Albrightsville sisters Amanda and Alexis Godchild both say they found the perfect dress. Amanda loves pink and Alexis loves the color of blue