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Proms are supposed to be special nights, but its hard to feel the magic when you cant dress the part.' For many teen girls, prom night is just another night at home, because they cant afford a formal gown and are too embarrassed to go. Four local women are trying to make prom affordable for everyone by offering pretty prom gowns at no cost for the girls who need one. The project is called Share the Dress, and its the work of Jamie Farley, Melissa Kitchens, Miranda Tamaska and Kristine Gosse. They want to make sure every junior and senior girl in Newton and Rockdale counties who cant afford a formal can get one. To that end, they held a dress collection drive on Saturday. Theyre also in need of financial donations. They will have dresses available to give away on Feb. 26 and on April 2. We applaud this quartet for taking on a project that will mean so much to these girls. Its a great idea and a fantastic way to recycle an expensive gown that would likely otherwise hang forgotten in the back of the closet. You can read about the project at You can also learn more about the project and how you can help at the Share the Dress Facebook page at, or send an e-mail to