Ashland University Students Partner with Church to Hold Event

2/25/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s AU G.I.V.S organization is partnering with the Church of the Saviour in Wooster to present the Fourth Annual Princess’s Closet event that will take place Feb. 27.

The Princess’s Closet is a non-profit night of pre-prom pampering, glamour and fun for high school girls in Ashland and Wayne counties. The event will take place at Church of the Savior located at 480 Fry Road in Wooster.

“We have been working with Melanie Miller, a past Ms. Ohio, to help coordinate the event and we will have more than 35 volunteers participating in either a lead-up event or assist with the facilitation the night of the event,” said Jennifer Washock, director of orientation and community service.

The work will include a pre-event set-up on Feb. 25 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Church of the Saviour, a baking of treats event on Feb. 26 on the second floor of Kem Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. and the Princess’s Closet event on Feb. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Church of the Savior.

According to Washock, AU student volunteers will be dress consultants for the evening and it is expected that each high school student will have a personal college mentor for the night.

The Princess’s Closet event also will host a private session to help young women with low incomes find an affordable prom dress and ensembles for this special occasion. Special guest speakers and local vendors also will be on hand to help encourage participants discover their true priceless value. The ladies will have the chance to win free up-dos, jewelry, make-up and other essentials necessary for prom night.

From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 27, the Princess’s Closet will be open to the public and dresses will be available for a suggested donation of $10. While guests wait to try on dresses, they can visit local vendor for advice on hair styles, coloring, make-up and much more.