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Find a fairytale dress for as little as $5 at dress exchange

Students in West County High School’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) are helping their peers look terrific at prom without spending a fortune.

Their efforts also will benefit a local family who lost their home in a fire.

The students will hold a Dress Exchange after school Jan. 23 and 25 at West County High School. The event is a fund-raiser to help a family whose home burned.

For those who believe that wearing the same formal gown twice is a fashion faux pas, the Dress Exchange offers a chance to sell your old one and find a new one. Students around the area are invited to sell and buy their prom dresses.

&#8220This is a chance for students from other schools to buy a prom dress that no one in their school has already seen,” Family and Consumer Science (FACS) teacher Neila Crane said.

Prices range widely, with dresses from $5 to more than $100 available, she added.

Sellers pay $1 per dress they offer for each sale. The FCCLA will charge 10 percent commission on each sale. Owners must pick up their unsold dresses after the sale.

The sale runs from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday night in the West County High School FACS department. For more information, call Crane at (573) 562-7521.

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