Dressed for prom at Melissa's Closet

Marney Simon
Staff writer

For a few hours on March 3, the gymnasium at the Godley Park District was transformed into a formal wear boutique, where 1,963 dresses were on sale for just $5 each.

More than 400 teens walked out of this year's Melissa's Closet and Crystal's Jewelry Box event with a prom dress.

The annual event aims to outfit the teens for prom, in honor of Melissa Michalowski and Crystal Carr, two RCHS seniors who were killed in a car accident in December 2008.

All the proceeds from the event go toward a scholarship fund for local students, established in Melissa's and Crystal's names.