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Abby's Closet prom dress giveaway set for April 2-3

All high school women eligible for free prom dress

West Linn-based nonprofit organization Abby’s Closet will host its 12th annual Prom Gown Giveaway next month.

The April 2-3 event is the perfect prom dress shopping experience, giving local high school women a chance to shop in the largest prom gown closet in Oregon and Southwest Washington. High school women will walk away with the prom dress of their dreams — for free.

The event will feature more than 7,000 prom dresses in sizes 0-26. Various retail shops and individuals from across the country have donated the dresses throughout the year. Accessories will also be available at no cost.

The event is free and open to the public. High school students must present their student ID or proof of high school registration to enter the event and receive their free dress and accessory.

In conjunction with this year’s event, Abby’s Closet will hold its sixth annual “Dreams Can Come True” contest to honor a young woman who embodies the spirit and mission of the organization.

The Prom Gown Giveaway will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 3 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland.

To learn more about events, to volunteer or to donate new and gently used formal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, wraps and purses, visit abbyscloset.org or call 503-722-1524.