LETTER: ‘It takes a whole community to make a wonderful & memorable parade’

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[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:]

Letter to the Editor;

It takes a whole community to make a wonderful and memorable Fourth of July Parade.

I want to especially thank Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director, Highline Schools Foundation for helping out the three young women who rode in the parade car for the Fourth of July event. The Highline Schools Foundation’s Project PROMise loaned the young women dresses so that they could participate in this event and be elegantly dressed. It gave them the opportunity to be beautiful and glamorous looking for the event..

The Project PROMise program gets its funding and dresses from citizens. In the Foundation’s own words:

“Highline Schools Foundation (Project PROMise) collects beautiful new and gently worn formal dresses and gowns, shoes, and accessories from throughout our community and invites high school students in need to ‘go shopping’ for the perfect dress for their prom. The dresses are offered to the girls to keep, or they may return them to the Foundation to be used the following year.”

We accept all sizes but have a special need for small and large and plus sizes.. Clean, new or gently used prom dresses, prom jewelry, and prom shoes are needed and accepted.

Sponsorships are also welcomed and needed! Call the Highline Schools Foundation office at 206-248-5196 or email [email protected] for more information or to arrange a pick-up of dresses.”

Please, as you go through and clean your closets this summer, consider giving those gently used but still beautiful formal dresses to the Highline Foundation to help a young woman’s dream come true. This is a worthy non profit charity in our community that benefits young women in our community.


And I also send a big thank you to Dan & Sherri Gorney of Affordable Powdercoating of Burien who loaned the use of their beautiful 67 Red Buick for the event. Also, thanks to Scott Schaefer and Micheal Brunk for the great looking, inclusive photo album they just posted of the parade to help the community remember the event.

– Debi Wagner, Candidate for Pos. #3, Burien City Council

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7 Responses to “LETTER: ‘It takes a whole community to make a wonderful & memorable parade’”
  1. jimmy says:

    these girls seem a little young tobe showing off so much skin these dresses are nice and all but girls this young don’t need to show off any cleavage I am sorry I don’t want sound like a prude I just feel it’s not apportate for young girls to dress like that

    • TbC says:

      Sorry Jimmy. They couldn’t find their turtlenecks on such short notice.

      • jimmy says:

        well sorry tbc I just feel that some young girls tend to dress inapportate for a public event and esspically for someone that is running for a city council spot should realy should have thought twice about posting stuff like this it can give other young girls in the area the wrong idea on how to dress or act

        • TbC says:

          Well Jimmy, you convinced me to not donate any of my formals to help the girls out. Mine actually show a little too much neck.

        • Seahurst Relic says:

          Really Jimmy??? Have you even been out of the house lately?
          I think these young ladies look very classy and appropriate, but this isn’t really about how these girls are dressed is it Jimmy? It’s about calling out Debi Wagner isn’t it, you obviously have an agenda here.

  2. Jane Smith says:

    These young ladies look lovely. There is nothing wrong with these dresses, Jimmy. I understand that everybody has a different idea of what is acceptable and what is not. I don’t like the way some girls dress, either. But these three girls look wonderful. The dresses are not too tight, too short or too low cut. I have two teens and would have no problem allowing them to wear these dresses. Now some of the dresses that I’ve seen at proms – no way.

    To the young ladies: Beautiful!!

  3. Janel says:

    The Highline Schools Foundation works very hard to provide these beautiful girls with these dresses and you had generous community members willing to give up their time to help such a great cause. The political side should be debated in a different forum. For one day these girls deserve to feel as beautiful as they look.

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