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Organization helps local high school girls have their perfect prom

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Prom season is quickly approaching and it can be an expensive time for high school students.

On Saturday, the Coalition of Labor Union Women stepped in to help by donating 180 dresses to high school students around Jefferson County and southern Indiana.

Girls lined up an hour before the doors opened to get their first pick at the dresses.

The event was open to all students.

Organizers say prom night can cost hundreds of dollars, but the reaction from the girls today was priceless.

"I tell you what, the smiles, sometimes the tears and the hugs is just so rewarding to have the girls to be so happy and to know we are doing something to help," Vera Newton said.

In addition to the dresses, the girls also got to pick out shoes and handbags.

J.C. Penney also donated gift cards for the event.

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