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Any locals in need of a formal?

I realize most of you don't have much use for them, but (a) there are a few local classical singers on my flist, and (b) for TEN BUCKS, you might just want to be prepared!

An elementary school in Hanover Park holds a fundraiser 2-3 times a year, selling brand-new formals for $10 and wedding gowns for $50. As I understand it, someone in the PTA owns or manages a bridal house, and they donate their overstock to make room for the new stuff (and get a tax break all at the same time). They have a ton of red-carpet-worthy stuff from semi-high-end labels.

The next one is this Saturday, January 17, 8 am - 3 pm. Obviously the early bird gets the best selection. The lunchroom is the communal trying-on space, and there are no private booths, so if you're self-conscious, wear appropriate undergarments.

I'll probably be going sometime earlyish (depending on the state of my car and whether I'm going to try to make it to a film audition downtown and then back to Elgin for rehearsal at 2). I bought four gowns last time, but want to look for a new black one for the gala, so if anyone wants to go together, let me know.

The sale is held at:

Laurel Hill School
1750 Laurel Avenue
Hanover Park, IL



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'd LOVE to go (and was just thinking I should get a formal gown for this week just in case I suddenly go from 'nothing to do' to having plans - it could happen, right?), but alas you are so far away. :(

Have fun!!
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
just in case I suddenly go from 'nothing to do' to having plans - it could happen, right?)

Hey, you never know! ;-D (That's when it pays to have good thrift store karma.)
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
I am thinking I should run by a thrift store or two just in case, because while I have a great little black dress I am lacking in the formal gown department - and it COULD happen. I think.

(can we tell I'm bummed not to have found myself ball tickets yet?)
Jan. 15th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
Whoa! What a deal!
Jan. 16th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
I would like to go, if only to see the pretty.
Jan. 16th, 2009 01:38 pm (UTC)
Just so you're aware, the pretty is loaded on elementary coat hooks along the hallway, and a bit of a challenge to look through. It's not like going to a shop.

Email me, and we can figure out time, etc.
Jan. 16th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
I'd go, but unfortunately I have to work at 10 AM at the second job that day. For seasonal help, they are keeping me on the schedule for a while...
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