More than 350 Dresses Donated for 10th Annual ‘Primp for Prom’

February 19, 2024

The 10th annual ‘Primp for Prom’ event will take place in the Woodward High School Practice Gym Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15. 

More than 350 formal dresses in all sizes, styles and colors will be waiting for high school students from the northwest tristate area at the 10th annual “Primp for Prom” event sponsored by Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Social Work and Woodward High School.

Primp for Prom is an annual spring event held in Woodward for area high school students to pick out a formal dress and accessories at no charge. The event will be held at the Woodward High School practice gym, located at 13th Street and Downs Avenue in Woodward, Thursday, March 14, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

“Please invite any high school student to come shop with us,” Dr. Kylene Rehder, professor of social work and chair of the department of social work said. “It’s a fun-filled event that teaches us all something about service, inclusion, and community.”

This event is set up like a department store with volunteers ready to assist shoppers with finding the perfect dress and accessories. Fitting rooms will be available at this event for trying on dresses.

Although the event dates are set, the sponsors are still actively seeking formal dresses, shoes and jewelry donations.

Donations of formal attire and accessories may be dropped off at Woodward High School at 13th and Downs Avenue in Woodward or at Northwestern’s Woodward campus at 2007 34th Street. Donations will also be accepted in the social work offices at the Alva and Enid campus locations.

Questions should be directed to Rehder at or Woodward High School staff member Stefanie Alexander at (580) 256-2858.


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