A first-ever fairy tale event captured the spirit of giving in Greater Trail with some lucky girls taking home their future grad dresses at a fraction of the cost, according to event organizer Lisa Frisk.
Last week’s Cinderella’s Closet went off without a hitch, only not all the maidens in the land got their invite or could work it into their busy schedules. But the buzz is set to continue with another event of this kind being planned for the fall, giving the next batch of Grade 12 girls ample time to score a gem at the show instead of spending too much on a dress worn once.
“All we needed was more girls, which I think we’ll totally get next time,” said Frisk. “Now everyone kind of knows what it’s about and what they missed out on.”
About 65 people attended the used dress sale that also included a fashion show hosted by Frisk, a Trail esthetician who spearheaded the occasion, and Allison McCarthy of the Canadian Cancer Society.
The only problem was most who attended were family members cheering on this year’s Trail ambassador program candidates and their friends who modelled about 40 gowns alongside current Silver City royalty Miss Trail Cheyanne Friess and princess Emily Dawson.
The 11 dresses sold brought in nearly $600, which has been donated to the Canadian Cancer Society on Rossland Avenue in the Gulch.
“Even with those few dresses it was so worth it because they were so happy and excited that they could get a dress under their budget,” added Frisk.
She has stored the remaining dresses and plans to host a dress drive ahead of the next event to welcome dress donations well ahead of time.
Frisk scored a pale blue dress with ruffled sleeves and a few bedazzled gems later she was dressed to impress. Some said she almost looked like Cinderella herself.
“Some of the moms bought dresses, nevermind their kids,” she laughed. “And the girls that found dresses, it was so cute because they tried it on and then they were just walking around the event in this dress that they were buying.”