Mariposa Soroptimist to Host the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on January 24, 2015
Soroptimist International of Mariposa is hosting the Elegant Dress Closet Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, January 24, 2015, noon to 2 p.m. at the Mariposa Senior Center at 5246 Spriggs Lane. Tickets are $12 and are available for purchase from any Soroptimist member, at Happy Burger Diner or Starchman & Bryant Law Offices, or at the door. Tea and a light lunch consisting of tea sandwiches and cookies will be served. The Fashion Show will showcase the formal dresses collected by The Elegant Dress Closet. Ticket proceeds will fund the continuance of this local service project.
The Elegant Dress Closet mission statement is “to provide an affordable and environmentally conscious way to give girls in Mariposa County a magnificent princess experience.” Since its creation in 2012, the Mariposa County community has generously cleaned out their closets and donated over 400 formal dresses suitable for high school Prom.
The dresses are selected at the annual Soroptimist and MCHS Associated Student Body sponsored Prom Faire and lent to any high school girls within Mariposa County attending the Mariposa County High School Prom or similar type event. This year’s Prom Faire will be held on March 7th.
If you have a dress to donate, dresses will be cheerfully accepted at Starchman & Bryant Law Offices, in care of Anita Starchman Bryant at 4750 Highway 49 South.
Contact Pat Wight at (209) 742-7780 for more information about the Tea and Fashion Show event, the Elegant Dress Closet or dress pick-up. You can also learn more about The Elegant Dress Closet and Soroptimist on Facebook.