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08 Dec 2015
Jenna Day (left) and Emily Garofalo display dresses already collected. Another member of the project, Simone Marchesin, was absent for the photo.

Photo By Joannesdress and Emily Garofalo display dresses already collected.

Two years ago, Jenna Day collected over 300 prom and formal dresses to achieve her Girl Scout Gold Award. This December, Day and two schoolmates Emily Garofalo and Simone Marchesin, all officers of Vernon Township High School’s DECA Club, are collecting dresses again. Project Princess Dress will help fulfill the girls’ DECA chapter project as well as assist girls this season obtain semi-formal, sweet 16 and prom dresses needed for various upcoming functions.

"There is absolutely no charge for these lightly worn dresses," said Day. "Many have only been worn once and then simply hang in someone’s...