Promwear available through Cinderella’s Closet

by Jo Anne Embleton

JACKSONVILLE – A number of prom gowns – and some men’s wear – are available to area school students as part of The Clothes Closet and More’s annual Cinderella’s Closet event held for the past dec-ade.

“We’ve given out about 30 so far, this is probably our record year,” said Clothes Closet executive director Mickey Gear. “We’re mainly getting ones from Gateway, whom we’re helping with their ball, and they’re so excited.”

Promwear is available at the ministry’s 314 S. Main St. location in Jacksonville, and includes everything from donated dresses, shoes, accessories and some suits for young men that come in a variety of sizes, styles and color, Gear said.

Pandemic precautions are being taken, as young men and women are outfitted one by one, creating small-er numbers of people in the building, along with use of masks and with sanitization.

Meanwhile, Gear said donations continue to be accepted, especially accessories, shoes and outfits for men. Residents interested in sponsoring dry-cleaning or clothing altering are also welcome to help out, too.

The Clothes Closet & More is located at 314 S. Main St. in Jacksonville, and is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Contact Mickey Gear at 903-586-0204 for more information.