Ministry allows girls the entire prom experience

By: @WVLTMichele
By: @WVLTMichele

Hundreds of prom dresses, every color, every style.
Close to 500 dresses.
Some used, some new.
And no two a like!
Even better, they're free, thanks to Second Chance Ministries.

Founder, Kristina Killebrew says , "They can be cocktail, bridesmaid dresses, they can be long, short, frilly, beaded. Everybody's style is different, we try to accommodate any shape any size. We realize prom night is not a cheap night. But we still want to make it special for the girls. And we realize there's a lot that goes to it."

Like fancy shoes, jewels and handbags.

The ministry provides those along with hair and make-up, even tanning, thanks to donations and local businesses and stylists volunteering their time and services.

Kristina says, "Regardless of what it is they need , if it's a pair of shoes, just a dress, or just hair and make-up. Everyone's need is different so we are here to fulfill with all of those elements or just all of those elements or just one or two."

Laura Braden says, "I felt like I was a queen or something."

She's in college now, but Laura turned to Second Chance Ministries for her prom experience last year.

Laura says, "I have really bad self esteem and I that night, I had really good self esteem, felt really good about myself that night."

Killebrew says the ministry is all about giving women second chances, showing them they are loved and connecting them with God.

Second Chance Ministries 2014 Prom Edition will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at RIO Revolution, located at 3419 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.

Girls who want to attend and select prom dresses free of charge are asked to RSVP to Kristina Killebrew at 660-4798, Jessica Hannah at 978-7049 or Ashley Harper at 202-3551.

Donated prom dresses and accessories are also still being accepted.
Volunteers are always appreciated.

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