Every year the Marine Corps Ball is held in early December. The event is very formal and is open to all members of the Corp. and their respectives. Unfortunately, given the formality of the dress, many women who cannot afford the cost of a nice gown are unable to attend what is a morale boosting tradition.
To ensure every person eligible has the opportunity to attend, a group of women in North Carolina (headed by Julie the Nurse) are collecting gowns for the occasion. Each woman will pay $1 for a gown, and they can only choose one.
If you are like me (my closet is a history of cocktail dresses that have seen more weddings than a Las Vegas chapel), and you can find the time to swing by the post office tomorrow, please send whatever formal dresses you no longer have use for to:
Julie Weaver 109 Emmen Rd., New Bern, NC 28562.
Any dresses not used wil be donated to charity.
The only catch is that she needs it by the end of the week!!!
Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.
3 years ago