Prom Boutique 2019

The 12th Annual Prom Boutiques– 2019

Making prom affordable for all families is the goal of Prom Boutique, no matter your income level. The 12th Annual Prom Boutique, sponsored by ECKAN, was a fun-filled day of free dresses, shoes, make-up, jewelry, and prizes. 25 ladies from 9 high schools selected from over 100 beautiful formal dresses which were donated by individuals within the community and beyond. Many girls were accompanied by family members who enjoyed helping in the dress selection process. Due to the generosity of the Goat Milk Soap Store, Shoe Sensation, and Plaza Cinema, many girls attending the boutique received a door prize. Not one girl left empty handed. Even if they did not find a dress, they all chose from shoes, make-up, and jewelry.
To produce this event 13 volunteers gave over 152 hours of their time in planning, setting up and dismantling as well as working the event on Saturday. Royal Dry Cleaners continued their support of the event by cleaning dresses free of charge in preparation for the event. A huge thank you also goes out to Ottawa Municipal Auditorium, who provided the venue for this year’s Prom Boutique.
According to one attendee, “ECKAN had a great selection of dresses, make-up, and jewelry. The volunteers were very helpful and created a fun, friendly environment.”

Participants by High School:

Franklin County
Ottawa High School – 9
Central Heights High School – 1
Wellsville High School – 2

Osage County
Marais Des Cygnes Valley – 5

Osage City High School – 1

Santa Fe Trail High School – 2

Douglas County
Lawrence High School – 2

Miami County

Paola High School – 2

Osawatomie High School – 1

Participants of Prom Boutique said: Prom Boutique was…

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“Fun! Great variety of dresses! It was definitely worth the time.”

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“Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. I got a beautiful dress too!

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“Had fun looking and trying on dresses.”

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“Sooooo many dresses!”

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“Fun! I would do it again.”

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“A lot of cute dresses and shoes and much more!”

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“A great way to get a prom dress.”

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“A great variety of styles and service. Thank you so much.”

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“Amazing, wonderful, great. I had a blast.”

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“A blast! I found my PERFECT prom dress! The volunteers were great and everything was easy as 1,2,3 to go through! I appreciate all the volunteers very much.”

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“Very good. You had a good selection of dresses. So far your best year!”

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“Amazing. It was very helpful and had gorgeous dresses.”

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“Our first time–very nice concept–didn’t find what we were looking for. Snacks were awesome.”

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“A really great idea and I loved it; everyone was nice and helpful.”

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“Very well planned out. I enjoyed it and found a gorgeous dress!”

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“Bonita. Gracias. Es bueno regalo.”

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“A great experience! I was very happy to find a dress. I will definitely tell my friends to come next year.”   

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“Great!  I loved every part of it.  It helped out a lot!”

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“Pretty amazing!  I got a lot of help and it went smoothly.  Thanks so much!”

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“Great. Found my dress and more!! Thumbs up!!”

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“Great!  I thought I wasn’t going to find one, but I did!”

Those interested in being Boutique Donors or Volunteers in 2020, please contact Lisa Rivers, Community Engagement Coordinator, at lrivers@eckan.org, or call 785-242-7450