Friendswood students making prom dreams come true

April 29, 2010 5:14:47 PM PDT
In Friendswood, a couple of high school students are helping other teens' prom dreams come true. Abbey Griffon and Mace Wegner are your typical high school juniors. Their upcoming prom is a major focus in their lives.

"Everyone, I think, should go," said Abbey. "It's fun. It's a milestone in your life. It's supposed to be one of your fondest memories in high school."

But the girls aren't just planning their own outfits. Last year, they began a program called Prom Angels. And now, they've gathered more than 200 dresses with the purpose of providing a free prom outfit for any student who wants one.

"We saw there was a need in Friendswood, and not only in Friendswood, but everywhere," said Mace. "Just seeing all of our friends talk about how expensive prom is and we just wanted to make a difference."

Donations are coming from all over the community, including where the girls attend school. Students can even drop off dresses right at the front desk.

"I think it's great. I think it's awesome. We're very proud of them," said Janet Wegner, Mace's mother. "They're working hard and it's paying off."

Abbey and Mace want to help more students than just the ones who attend Friendswood High School, so this weekend, any student from the surrounding communities can come to Friendswood Church and pick out shoes, earrings, and, of course, a dress.

"They can just come in and shop for their dress, try it on, pick out anything they want and walk away a happy camper, hopefully," said Abbey.

And every high schooler's prom dreams can be a reality.

People can go out to Friendswood Church between 6pm and 9pm on Saturday or from noon until 4pm on Sunday.


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