Cinderella's Closet A Prom Girl's Fairy Godmother

By: Jennifer Weaver Email
By: Jennifer Weaver Email

Hundreds of dresses have been dropped of at Baryames Cleaners across the area and employees are working hard to clean and press them for Saturday's event.

"The ladies here will spend an enormous amount of time sizing the dresses putting the colors together, making sure that they're wearable and putting them all in order," Carolyn Perry-Trickey, an employee at Baryames said.

Perry-Trickey is a volunteer for Cinderella's Closet and she says the hours of preparation are worth seeing the reaction that girls have when they find their special gown.

"You have to bring your Kleenex because there is a lot of tears a lot of joy and happiness it's so gratifying to watch," Perry-Trickey said.

"These are girls that have been asked to go to the prom, they don't have the money to go, their parents don't have the money and now they can go," Art Baryames, the owner of Baryames Cleaners said.

This years event will take place at the store front located right next door to Michael's in Frandor, closet doors open at 10 a.m. but get there early, last year the first person in line arrived at 6 a.m.

"They wait in line for hours to come in and once they get in they're just running around like crazy and trying to pick out just the right one for them," Perry-Trickey said.

This is the 3rd year Baryames Cleaners has participated in Cinderella's Closet. The event is sponsored by 97.5 NOW FM.

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