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Wilton High School Theater Arts Association Hosts Project Prom Fundraiser
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thanks to the evergreen generosity of Wilton residents, more than 150 gently used (some new with tags!) dresses, cocktail and formal separates, bags, shoes, and accessories — even some tuxedos for the gents — will be available to take home in return for a donation of any amount, all in the name of raising funds for the Wilton High School Theater Arts Association to stage Mary Poppins this May.
The best part? These practically perfect items will get a new lease on life, having been freed from closets and attics where their previous owners have stored them along with so many prom and formal dress memories. Shoppers will enjoy music, a photo booth, and refreshments.
WHEN: Friday, March 24th, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Zellner Gallery at The Clune Center
WHY: The TAA booster organization must raise $20,000 to stage Mary Poppins, which augments the budget from the Board of Education and ticket sales. A cast and crew of more than 50 students and professionals are already hard at work learning lines, building sets, and practicing choreography. The most exciting element for audiences is also the most expensive: the costs associated with the “magic” of making Mary fly. The renowned Broadway team from ZFX Flying Effects will ensure the best-in-class safety protocols at all times.
Wiltonians and other area residents have been donating their gently used formal wear since early March to Wilton boutiques Blue Star Bazaar and Champagne Taste; at this time more than 150 items have been collected.
According to statistics, the average price of a prom dress (not including shoes or other accessories) is $85 – $700, and is usually never worn again. Repurposing dresses and other garments saves them from ending up in landfills, thereby reducing air pollution, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions.