Official outfits go with $10 in Oak Yard as Cinderella’s Wardrobe makes senior prom extra available for location teenagers

Oak Yard Neighborhood Senior high school cheerleading train Maria Vanderwarren, as well as aide superintendent Joe McCurdy reveal several of the outfits contributed for this year’s Cinderella Wardrobe held last weekend break at the college. (Kimberly Fornek/ Daily Southtown).

Senior high school senior proms might be numerous months away, however senior prom gown buying period is totally in progress. So Oak Yard Neighborhood Senior high school opened its doors recently to pupils seeking outfits that will not cost a fortune.

Alexis Salinas, an elderly, purchased a lengthy royal blue gown throughout a presale while shelfs of outfits, all valued at $10 each, were being established for the college’s yearly Cinderella’s Wardrobe.


She returned the following day with 3 schoolmates that all intended to head to Oak Yard’s senior prom.

The college approves contributions of dry-cleaned outfits, somewhat utilized devices as well as unopened make-up throughout the academic year, after that holds a sale yearly for location senior high school ladies.


Gabriela Czerwosz, left, as well as Samantha Paul, both juniors at Reavis Senior high school in Burbank, store with each other for senior prom outfits at Oak Yard Senior high school’s Cinderella’s Wardrobe sale Saturday. (Kimberly Fornek/ Daily Southtown).

The objective is to offer pupils a chance to purchase costumes for senior prom as well as various other celebrations at economical rates. Profits of the sale fund Oak Yard Senior high school’s Trainees Versus Harmful Choices’ post-prom cruise ship from Navy Pier.

” I do believe it’s an excellent concept,” Salinas claimed. Prior to getting her gown at the college, she checked out brand-new outfits online as well as saw the ones she suched as expense in between $500 as well as $700.

Gabriela Czerwosz as well as Samantha Paul, both juniors at Reavis Senior high school in Burbank, found out about Cinderella’s Wardrobe from a close friend whose relative operates at Oak Yard Senior High School.

They existed going shopping as quickly as the sale began, “since we do not have a great deal of cash to invest,” Paul claimed.

The ladies were not seeking any type of specific design, simply “whatever talked with us,” Czerwosz claimed.

Each entrusted to 2 outfits, Paul discovering a velvety white gown with ruching on the leading as well as a lengthy black velour one with a slit, as well as Czerwosz picking one lengthy black gown as well as one brief with a dark eco-friendly sparkly crinoline under the hem.

Women pupils additionally can buy make-up, precious jewelry, footwear as well as handbags at Oak Yard Senior high school’s Cinderella’s Wardrobe Sale last weekend break. (Kimberly Fornek/ Daily Southtown).

Consumers were pleased with the variety of outfits where to select.

” There is method greater than I anticipated for a college sale,” claimed Sissy Trigg, of Homewood.


Concerning 100 wear a wide variety of shades as well as dimensions were shown on 5 garments shelfs in the college’s dancing workshop, where 3 clothing areas were established. In the hall exterior were tables of footwear, handbags, precious jewelry as well as brand-new make-up.

Maria Vanderwarren, the OLCHS cheerleading train that arranges Cinderella’s Wardrobe, claimed in previous years she contributed her little girls’ senior prom outfits from their years at the college. The little girls are 25 as well as 27 currently, as well as their outfits marketed quickly.

” I invested way too much cash on their outfits. That’s what that informs me,” Vanderwarren claimed.

Deborah Oleskowicz brought 4 of her little girl’s outfits to the college for the sale, after a close friend made her familiar with the occasion.

” I am constantly seeking areas to contribute products so others can utilize them as well as they do not go to lose,” Oleskowicz created in an e-mail.

” I drive past the senior high school on a daily basis on my method to operate at Supporter Christ Medical Facility. My little girl is currently 26 as well as she had numerous outfits awaiting her storage room from dancings as well as wedding events,” claimed Oleskowicz. “My little girl mored than happy to contribute the outfits. She did make the remark that they were so costly as well as she would certainly not use them once again so it was a fantastic concept to provide to somebody else to take pleasure in.”.


Dunya Alkhatib, left, an elderly at Oak Yard Senior high school, stands up an outfit her mom, right, likes as she selects outfits to try out throughout the Cinderella’s Wardrobe sale at Oak Yard Neighborhood Senior High School. (Kimberly Fornek/ Daily Southtown).

” I really hope the sale is a success as well as all the girls discover an outfit that makes them really feel unique,” Oleskowicz claimed.

Along with Oak Yard Neighborhood Senior high school, ladies from Evergreen Park, Reavis, Shepard, Argo as well as Homewood-Flossmoor senior high schools were patronizing the start of the sale.

Shelley Begay accompanied her little girl as well as granddaughter, that participates in Argo Senior high school, to the sale. They selected 2 lengthy as well as 3 brief outfits, plus some precious jewelry.

They value the financial savings, claimed Begay, that has 6 youngsters as well as 12 grandchildren.

” I finished from Argo in 1982,” Begay claimed, “as well as I made my very own senior prom gown. There had not been anything similar to this at that time.”.

Micaiah Abramczyk, a student at Homewood-Flossmoor, was seeking an outfit to use to the Chicago Young People Chamber Orchestra 2023 Gala. Abramczyk, a violinist in the young people band, in addition to in her senior high school’s band as well as one more chamber team, had actually offered to be a “gala greeter” as well as required proper expensive clothes for the Feb. 25 occasion.


Micaiah Abramczyk, a violinist as well as student at Homewood-Flossmoor Senior high school, seeks an outfit to use to the Chicago Young People Chamber Orchestra Gala this month throughout Cinderella’s Wardrobe on Feb. 11 at Oak Yard Neighborhood Senior High School. (Kimberly Fornek/ Daily Southtown).

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Cinderella’s Wardrobe was a blessing.

” My papa operates at Simmons Intermediate school (in Chicago Ridge) as well as among his associates informed him concerning it,” Abramczyk claimed.

Trying to find a cocktail-length gown, she swiftly discovered numerous she wished to try out.

” There is no other way I would certainly ever before have the ability to manage an outfit similar to this, specifically for simply one evening,” Abramczyk claimed.

Much less than a hr after the sale began, 25 outfits, 20 items of precious jewelry as well as 6 handbags had actually been marketed.

Vanderwarren claimed she was “really, really, really” pleased with the yield, as it was the very best considering that prior to the pandemic.


Kimberly Fornek is a freelance press reporter for the Daily Southtown.