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Councilor Sheila Tyson Invites Citizens to Participate in the 2017 Prom Dress Giveaway

Prom season is arguably the height of students’ high school glory years. It’s the first ‘red carpet’ to thousands of America’s favorite elegant dances and is lauded as one major characterization of high school culture. The celebratory and creative themes of prom often make for unmatched dreamy nostalgia as parents all over the nation get camera-ready and anxious to share proud moments of the sunset of their children’s teenage years.

Helping to captivate this momentous high school experience, Councilor Sheila Tyson is pushing for more parents and students to enjoy that sense of pride as she joins residents of District 6 and Hope With Grace non-profit organization for the 2017 Prom Dress Giveaway. The giveaway will benefit 11th and 12th grade young ladies throughout Metro Birmingham, and prom dresses will be collected on Saturday February 25th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Tre’s at Cottons, located at 400 19th Street Ensley. Students will have the opportunity to choose dresses in various colors, styles and sizes all for FREE! Councilor Tyson is passionate about young ladies getting dazzled in the finest gowns for their prom and wants to ensure they look their absolute best as the community puts their best foot forward to help in that process.

“Our students deserve our best and we are helping hundreds of young ladies fulfill their dreams of attending the prom,” Councilor Tyson said. “If we can all pull together and donate our best to our students at their finest hour, imagine the impact it can have on their social skills and overall added value. It’s the small contributions that we make and have to keep in mind as we shape our youth into responsible citizens.”

For more information on how you can be involved with the Prom Dress Giveaway initiative, please contact the Office of Councilor Sheila Tyson at 205.254.2359.

This article is a contribution from Chiara Perry ( in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For more information please contact 205.254.2294.