JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Dazzling dresses and tailored tuxedos are showcased right before prom season kicks off.
High school and college students worked the runway showing off the latest fashions at North Park mall's center court Sunday afternoon. It is all part of Prom-A-Palooza 2010.
Metro Teen Jackson hosted a model search and vendors displayed all things related to high school's biggest dance. During the event, teens are also encouraged to donate their gently used formal dresses to Operation Prom Princess.
The non profit will then distribute the dresses to teens who could not otherwise afford a dress for prom.
"It will be really important to me and if I couldn't afford a dress I know that I would be really devastated if I couldn't go to prom just because of that," said Operation Prom Princess co-creator, Madison Burgess.
"We've been able to help nearly 100 girls go to prom in the past couple of years. We would love to help many more. We've had a lot of donations," added Olivia Burgess, Operation Prom Princess co-creator.