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Colvin Cleaners celebrates 12th annual "Gowns for Proms"

Posted at 8:02 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 08:07:22-04

For the 12th year in a row Colvin Cleaners and its partners are distributing prom dresses to high school girls across Western New York. 

Paul and Cyndee Billoni started the "Gowns for Proms" campaign with the goal of giving back. Years later,  thousands of teenage girls are still living out their dreams of being a princess on prom night - thanks to donations. 

From April 4th to April 6th, thousands of brand new or gently used dresses will be on display at Shea's Performing Arts Center for girls to choose from. In addition, dresses will be tailored to meet their needs and accessories provided to go along with them. 

The Billoni's say more than 1,000 girls from roughly 60 high schools are expected to stop by for a dress this year and it's their job to make sure every girl leaves feeling special. 

If your child is in need of a prom dress, visit the Gowns for Prom website. All they need is proof that they are enrolled in high school and attending a prom.

Dresses will be distributed Wednesday and Thursday from 3p.m. to 8 p.m at the Pearl Street entrance of Shea's.