Girl Scout earning her Gold Award by donating dresses

Staff Report

Local Girl Scout Emily Donahue of Troop 50173 is earning her Gold Award by creating an event where she gets donated prom or evening dresses and gives them to girls that need a dress for a special occasion. The next dress fair is from 1 – 4 p.m. on March 26 at the Buellton Rec Center in the “Zone” behind the gym.

There are dresses for all occasions for girls in fifth through 12th grades for dances, graduation, holidays and more than 150 dresses have been donated to Emily by family, friends and community members. Those that come are asked to wear a leotard or bathing suit under their clothing to easily try on dresses as there are no private changing areas.