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Free Prom Dresses at Fair Oaks Mall

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Fairfax County Public Schools marketing students from Centreville High School and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program will open their annual Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop on Friday, April 29. The dress shop, which has been in business for more than ten years, has helped hundreds of financially challenged students attend prom in style each spring. Donations of stylish, high-quality, dry-cleaned prom dresses and select accessories can be dropped off in the main office of Centreville High School between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or at the shop in Fair Oaks Mall during the shop hours listed below. Centreville High School Fashion Marketing students started collecting donated dresses as a way to combine their interest in fashion with community service. They quickly came to the conclusion that students would not feel comfortable “shopping” for a dress at school. They decided that the shop should be set up in another location to give students a more authentic shopping experience, which led them to partner with the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program. The Classroom on the Mall students apply the retail marketing and visual merchandising skills learned throughout the school year to transform their classroom into the Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop. “This is an excellent opportunity to accomplish several goals at once,” said Miranda Schick, Centreville High School and Classroom on the Mall instructor. “First, students apply marketing lessons learned to a real-world retail environment. Second, they support the School Board’s goals to be responsible members of our community by helping those who are less fortunate.” The Prom Dress Shop is located on the upper level of Fair Oaks Mall in the vacant space next to Papyrus. The entrance to the shop is located next to the Pepsi machines inside the Cheesecake Factory and Brio Tuscan Grill mall entrance across from the Picture People. Students from any area high school who are in need of a prom dress, and do not have the funds to purchase one, can come to the Prom Dress Shop. They must show a valid student ID, or other form of school identification, in order to select a free dress during the following store hours: Friday, April 29 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 30 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 27 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 29 1 to 4 p.m.