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February 28, 2014

Prom show to aid programs for kids

JOHNSTOWN — It’s time to start trying on those prom gowns and tuxedos.

The eighth annual Prom Fashion Show, presented by members of the Junior Board of Beginnings Inc., will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 9 at the Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St. in downtown Johnstown.

As part of the board’s “Kids Helping Kids” campaign, proceeds will benefit Beginnings’ early literacy programs, which help children throughout Cambria County.

Businesses whose prom fashions will be featured include David’s Bridal in Altoona; Deb Shops in The Galleria, Richland Township; Miller’s Formal Wear, 517 Main St., Johnstown; Ooh La La, The Galleria; and the YWCA of Greater Johns­town’s Cinderella Project.

Junior board members will take to the runway as models for the show.

Area businesses have donated items for an auction that will be held during the event.

“A Look of the Night” contest will be held in which people can pay $1 to vote for their favorite look or person of the evening.

“First and foremost this show is to raise money and support Beginnings Inc., but also to let people know that the junior board exists,” said junior board mentor Kristina Marinkovich. “It’s an opportunity for young people to get involved and be a part of a board.”

The cost is $18 per person and includes a light dinner. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but buying them in advance is suggested.

The junior board has 30 members from public and private middle and high schools.

Its mission is to increase  awareness of Beginnings’ programs and to foster volunteerism among teenagers.

“This dynamic, enthusiastic group of students has been making an impact on our community,” said Paula Eppley-Newman, executive director of Beginnings. “When young people can come together, have a vision and show the amazing leadership capabilities that this group has shown, I am always in awe.”

 For more information or to order tickets, call 539-1919.

Dress up day

What: Eighth annual Prom Fashion Show to benefit Beginnings Inc.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. March 9.

Where: Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Information: 539-1919.

Kelly Urban is a reporter with The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at

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