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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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