Students from northwest Oklahoma helped by 'Primp for Prom'

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Students from northwest Oklahoma helped by 'Primp for Prom'

April 5, 2016

 Shattuck and Woodward dresses for Primp for Prom

Nearly 300 dresses and 70 pairs of shoes were donated to the “Primp for Prom” event held in Shattuck and Woodward. Northwestern’s Department of Social Work helped to sponsor this annual event. Students from 13 northwest Oklahoma schools were helped during the event.

Students from 13 northwest Oklahoma schools were able to pick out a prom or formal dress at no charge during the “Primp for Prom” event in Shattuck and Woodward. The annual event is sponsored by Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work, Woodward High School Key Club and Shattuck Public Schools.

Approximately 200 of the nearly 300 dresses donated were given away, and more than 70 pairs of shoes were donated for the event.

“They were fun-filled days where dreams emerged for young women in the form of gorgeous fabric and sparkles,” Shelby Lamberth, social work senior and volunteer from Sharon, said. “I was thrilled to be a part of the events.”

The Department of Social Work expressed appreciation to the following, which contributed to the success of Primp for Prom: Woodward High School Key Club; Anjanette Laverty, Woodward High School counselor; Shattuck Public Schools; Gina Huenergardt, Shattuck Public School teacher and counselor; High Plains Technology Center and their students; Northwestern student volunteers; Shattuck and Woodward community member volunteers; and all the generous dress donors from across northwest Oklahoma.

“The Department of Social Work is honored to sponsor this event for young women in northwest Oklahoma because we believe it embodies our mission to build a sense of community and provide service to others,” Dr. Kylene Rehder, Department of Social Work chair, said.

For more information please contact Rehder at kdrehder@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8135.

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