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Prom season is right around the corner and the big night can be costly and dangerous. To help make the prom more affordable and less of a danger, the Cape Fear Teen Health Council is having a Prom Dress Swap and Shop. Teens can bring in an old dress and swap it for a new one. While teens are picking out their dress almost 20 different local non-profit agencies will be there to inform them about topics ranging from substance abuse to teen pregnancy. Cape Fear Teen Health Council Coordinator, Carlos Bryson, says it’s not too late to donate a dress to the Prom Swap. He says the Prom Swap is "helping the teenage population. It really is giving young ladies the opportunity to get a dress when they probably wouldn't be able to get the nicest dress. Bryson says “if you have a dress in your closet and it's just sitting there and not be used, you might as well donate it to a good cause.” The Prom Dress Swap will be at Wilson’s Restaurant in Wilmington this Friday from 5 to 8 pm. If you do not have a dress to swap don't worry, you can buy a dress for 20 dollars.For more information on the event or to help and donate a dress, go to capefearteen.org.

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Safety?

Can someone please explain to me how wearing a used prom dress versus a new one will help make the prom "less of a danger"? I'm totally lost on this one.

The article states: "While

The article states: "While teens are picking out their dress almost 20 different local non-profit agencies will be there to inform them about topics ranging from substance abuse to teen pregnancy."

Prom Dresses

What a very neat idea. Anytime a family can economize safely and sensibly, it is a good idea.

One word about that swapped dress

Lice

Some feel they have to find

Some feel they have to find a negitive about any topic.

Prom Dress Swap

Many of the dresses have been donated by businesses and are brand new. If Guest7614 is concerned about Lice, she can just bring the $20 and not bring one of hers to swap.

PROM DRESS SWAP

This is a wonderful idea for area teens. A way to have a special dress for the Prom, a chance to make a meaningful contribution of an unused dress, and a way for teens to connect with the right advice. Our community needs more events like this one.