Lee’s Summit church to host 11th annual free prom boutique

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PEABODY, MA - JANUARY 18: Sisters Deirdre Somerville (left) and Melanie Somerville check out prom dresses at The Ultimate, a women's apparel store on Rt. 1 in Peabody, Mass. They are from Tewksbury and attend Tewksbury High School, where Deirdre is a junior and Melanie a senior. The store specializes in clothes for proms, social occasions, and evening wear. (Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

PEABODY, MA – JANUARY 18: Sisters Deirdre Somerville (left) and Melanie Somerville check out prom dresses at The Ultimate, a women’s apparel store on Rt. 1 in Peabody, Mass. They are from Tewksbury and attend Tewksbury High School, where Deirdre is a junior and Melanie a senior. The store specializes in clothes for proms, social occasions, and evening wear. (Photo by John Blanding/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — A Lee’s Summit church is giving away free prom dresses to girls at its 11th annual prom boutique.

Woods Chapel United Method Church will host a five day event that will give away free prom dresses to high school girls who cannot afford to go out and buy one.

The prom boutique will feature more than 3,000 new or gently used dresses. The dresses will range in size from 0 to 32.

“We have a huge selection of beautiful dresses in all sizes, styles, and colors,” Fern Truschke Stuart, Chair of the Prom Boutique committee said in a press release.  “Last year, we gave away more than 2,400 dresses to girls representing more than 130 different area high schools. We hope to increase that number this year.”

The church also said that it will provide basic alterations on site to make sure each girl’s dress fits properly.

More than 2,000 girls are expected to attend this year’s event.

The 11th Annual Prom Boutique will be held at Woods Chapel Church March 17 through March 21:

Tues., March 17 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Wed.,, March 18 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thurs., March 19 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Fri., March 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sat., March 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Watch the story in the video player below to see the racks of dresses and shoes volunteers are getting ready for this year’s girls.