Tech High students plan annual Cinderella's Closet dress sale

February 06, 2011

The third annual Cinderella’s Closet fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County is scheduled for Friday, March 4, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Occupations classroom at Washington County Technical High School on Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.  

The event is being hosted by the Student Government at Tech High. The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. The snow date for the sale will be Tuesday, March 8, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The premise of Cinderella’s Closet is to provide formal dresses for students to purchase at reduced prices. None of the dresses will be sold for more than $50.  The students are asking for donations of gently worn gowns/formal wear.  They need all sizes. However, a special request is being made for plus-size dresses. They will also accept accessories such as gently worn shoes, handbags, ties, coats and suits.

Marjorie Kellman, Skills USA/SGA lead adviser, is overseeing the fundraiser.

“The students were required to do an activity and they once again chose to help the Humane Society by holding a Cinderella’s Closet and donating the proceeds to the shelter,” Kellman said. “They are very excited about the Cinderella’s Closet and hope they can surpass last year’s donation of $450. Their goal is $600 this year.”

Dresses can be taken to the front office at Tech High, 50 W. Oak Ridge Drive between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. until Wednesday March 2.  

They can also be taken to the shelter’s offices at 13011 Maugansville Road between regular offices hours Monday, Wedneday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m. until Wednesday, March 2.   

For more information, call Kellman at 301-766-8050.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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