Attendees encouraged to visit Estacada's local thirft stores for their prom attire

ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Brandi Hoke, owner of the Trails Inn Cafe and Timber Room, and her daughter Keilani are excited for the upcoming prom event at the establishment. The event is for those ages 21 and older.

Want to relive your favorite prom memories?

Staff at the Trails Inn Cafe and Timber Room are hosting a new event in honor of Valentine's Day that will allow anyone interested to do just that. The thrift store prom will start at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at 397 Broadway St.

Trails has teamed up with Award Embroidery and Apparel, 398 S Broadway St., and the Rag Refinery, 406 S.W. Second Ave, for people to buy their prom outfits locally; prom dresses are $5 at the Rag Refinery, and Award Embroidery and Apparel is offering 10 percent off any dress if the prom is mentioned.

"I'm not a big Valentine's Day fan, and I'm always hard-pressed to come up with Valentine's Day ideas for the bar," said Brandi Hoke, owner of Trails Inn Cafe and Timber Room. "(The prom) sounded like a good thing to do to include Valentine's Day and draw attention to other local businesses."

During the event, music from the 1980s to the 2000s will play as prom attendees take to the dance floor, and local photographer Larry Cutler will be available for photos.

All attendees are encouraged to dress up, and prizes will be given for the best dressed couple, best 1980s costume, most sparkle and other categories.

"There are probably categories we won't even think of until they walk through the door," Hoke said.

She's excited to see what everyone wears for this new event, noting the enthusiasm of Estacada residents for previous costume events she's hosted.

"I'm excited to see what people come up with," she said. "We have people who really get into dressing up. We'll have everything from phenomenally gorgeous to hysterically funny. I'm excited to see the creativity."

Hoke encouraged anyone interested to show off their most memorable prom outfits.

"Use your imagination. Don't be afraid to be creative," Hoke said. "So many people are going to be dressed up. Give it your worst."

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