Feb. 17, 2017

Buena Vista University’s student organization Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach & Volunteer Efforts) will be hosting the annual Glass Slipper Shop event on the BVU campus.

The event is open to members of the Storm Lake and surrounding communities on the following dates and times:

  • Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. – noon in Swope Hall
  • Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. – noon in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum
  • Sunday, March 5 from noon – 4 p.m. in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum

The event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 has been canceled due to forecasted inclement weather. The other events will take place as scheduled.

The Glass Slipper Shop gives the local community the opportunity to purchase new and gently used prom dresses and other formal dresses at a lower cost. Approximately 300 dresses of various styles, sizes and colors have been donated by dress shops such as Teresa’s Bridal in Algona, A Heavenly Celebration and Elegance by Sarah Ruhs in Okoboji and Stacey's Bridal in Des Moines, as well as BVU students and community members. The dresses can viewed on Student MOVE’s Glass Slipper Shop Facebook page.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the local community by purchasing a dress and by saving a few dollars,” said Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson, assistant dean for student life and director of civic engagement. “The student organizers know how expensive and stressful it can be to attend prom and they wanted to make sure that everyone who wanted to go could, with an affordable dress. I’m really proud of the students who have been working on this event since July for reaching out to Iowa businesses and partnering to make it happen.”

Glass Slipper Shop proceeds will go to the Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) Storm Lake office to benefit those in need. Snacks and refreshments will be provided during the event.

BVU’s Student MOVE organization works to improve lives, foster civic engagement and strengthen the connection between the Storm Lake and University communities. It generates opportunities for BVU students to grow and explore their hidden passions through character-building programs such as service-learning, alternative events and student education.

For more information about the event or the Student MOVE organization, contact Taylor Loy at LoyTay@bvu.edu, Abigail Ross at RossAbi@bvu.edu, Autumn Boland at BolaAut@bvu.edu or Farmer-Hanson at farmer@bvu.edu.