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Community Ed to host Fairytale Fashion for Food kick-off event on Feb. 12

South Washington County Schools' Community Education is partnering with SoWashCo CARES to host “Fairytale Fashion for Food: Dress Shop & Swap for a Classy Cause,” a unique initiative that will ultimately help provide food to children through food packs in South Washington County.

The kick-off event will be hosted at Woodbury High School on Sun., Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m. and will include a “Vintage Vibes Fashion Show,” Prom & Daddy Daughter Dance formal dress shop and swap (for ages 5-18), local vendors and fashion consultants, and prize package drawings (must pre-register for the event at www.cecool.com to qualify).

Registration includes a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $1 for youth. All proceeds go toward providing at-risk, underserved children in South Washington County Schools with food packs during the summer months. The purchase of one dress = one month of food for one child. The event is family friendly and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome!

Following the kick-off event, a series of mobile storefront shops held in a repurposed Community Education bus called the #CESkoolie. These mobile shops allow students more opportunities to find the perfect dress, as donations come in and inventory expands, before the Community Education Daddy Daughter Dance on March 25, as well as District 833 and surrounding district’s high school prom’s this spring. For the mobile storefront schedule and pop-up locations follow @ceskoolie on Facebook or visit www.cecool.com/community/ceskoolie.

Donate your new and gently used formal dresses beginning Jan. 17

Community Education will begin accepting donations for new and gently used formal dresses for the event beginning Jan. 17 at the District Program Center in Cottage Grove, and Community Education office in the lower level of Central Park in Woodbury. All dresses must be in clean, ready-to-wear condition. If you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring a booth at the kick-off event, please email sowashcocares@gmail.com.