Homecoming and Prom Dress Resale
Fourth semi-annual event with proceeds to benefit Speed The Light, a student led initiative to provide missionaries with essential items for sharing the love of Jesus and rescuing women and children from sex slavery.
UnCommon Youth is hosting its 4th Semi-Annual Formal Dress Resale on September 12, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Church in Bethalto. There will be a sneak peak sale on Friday, September 11. There will also be an expo featuring several jewelry and beauty vendors and a women's self-defense studio. Additionally, the vendors will have door prizes for attendees.
Cornerstone youth pastor, Christ Stanley, said the idea for the sale came from members of the church group UnCommon Youth a few years ago. The females in the youth group though a dress resale was a creative way to raise money for missions. He said the sale has grown bigger each time it is held.
For a $5 entry fee, girls can come Friday night, September 11 from 5 until 8 p.m. to shop before the event on Saturday.
People wishing to sell a dress at the sale are charged a flat $10 fee for the first 5 dresses they have to sell. Additional dresses are $1 each. Shoes and accessories can also be entered in the sale for $1 each. Sellers set the price for their items and do not have to be present at the sale.
The you will collect dresses on Wednesdays, September 2nd and 9th from 5 until 6:30 p.m.; Friday, September 4 from 1 until 5 p.m. and Saturday, September 5 from 10 until 5 p.m.
The youth group is inviting businesses traditional associated with homecoming and prom to set up tables to showcase their services. This includes florist, tanning salons, beauticians and restaurants. There is no charge for the businesses to participate other than contributing a door prize. The hope is this will help make the sale more of an event and draw a larger crowd.
The dress resale is just one of several fundraising events the youth group is conducting to raise funds of Speed the Light (STL).
More information can be found on the dress resale's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/uncommonresale or by calling 618-377-7625.