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Fairy Godmother makes prom possible for teen girls

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PHOENIX -

Across the valley, high school students are looking forward to prom. But for many young women, gowns are just too expensive for their family to afford.

One woman has set out to make prom possible for hundreds of students.

Zelma Wind was one of 150 high school students who lined up outside of the Fairy Godmother shop at Metrocenter Mall Saturday morning to get a prom dress for $10.

"I think it's really good because my parents, they don't get a lot of money, so this helps," said Wind.
 
"I'm pretty sure many of them would say their parents would say, 'I'm sorry but there is no way we have it in our budget for you to spend another $300-$400 for you to go to your prom'," said Joyce Jesko, Fairy Godmother.   

It's easy to spot Jesko, who made everything possible, with shimmering wings on her back.

Jesko has been making prom possible for teen girls for 13 rewarding years.

"To be able to see these young girls able to get a gown and be able to attend their prom," said Jesko.

Not only can girls find the perfect prom dress, they can also get the right accessories. Shoes and purses are $5 and jewelry are $2 to $6.

After going through about 800 options donated by local high schools, David's Bridal and Alfred Angelo, the young women found their dream dresses.

"I felt beautiful, ya know, I think it's just what every girl would want to feel on prom," said Britney Holt.

"I really like it, it's my color and it fits me real well," said Shienne Braga.

"It makes me feel like a princess," said Wind.

Giving these girls a happy ending to their high school story was exactly what this Fairy Godmother had in mind.

Dresses are available again on Sunday on the lower level of Metrocenter mall, on the south end.

Fairy Godmother's will be open from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m.

Fairy Godmother's Prom Fair
www.fairygodmothersinc.org

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