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Project Works to Recycle Formal Wear

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    April 3, 2014 | 9:38 am
    IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A special program in Iowa City Friday connected students to free formal wear available for their proms.

    Project Re-Dress took place in the Iowa City Market Place. Community members donated dresses, shoes, handbags and jewelry. Organizers say it's an effort to recycle those items rather than have them end up in the landfill.

    But one Iowa City West High School student said she has another reason to pick out a dress.

    "I really like old dresses and I really like being able to alter them. But I can't alter a hundred dollar dress," said Olivia Sheff.

    Project Re-dress continues Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

    Organizers say whatever is left over will be available Sunday for Johnson County theaters and crafters.

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