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Blacksburg store holds fashion show to help Cinderella Project

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A Blacksburg teacher is getting help finding gowns to make sure all students can have a Cinderella moment on prom night.

Deb clothing store in the New River Valley Mall is having a fashion show Sunday at 6:30 p.m.. It's free but they're collecting donations to help the Cinderella Project buy gowns for girls who might not be able to afford to buy their own for prom. It's a service project that started at Blacksburg High School.

Teacher Cindy Mitchell started it seven years ago. She and student volunteers are always on the lookout for new and donated dresses. "A lot of students participate here at the high school and then they go on to colleges in our area," Mitchell said. "They support it in their sororities as well. It's really a matter of networking with a lot of different people and they donate their dresses so the whole project is no cost to anyone."

The Cinderella Project has also branched out to provide tuxedos for the guys with Cinderfellas.

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