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Published on May 22, 2019

The CCRI annual prom is quickly approaching. We took a look at how our prom compares to other proms.


Did you know that the average prom goer tries on 10 dresses prior to picking out the perfect dress for prom?

CCRI has a collection of dresses that they have accumulated over the years in all shapes and sizes. All of the dresses have come to CCRI through businesses and individual donors that have given CCRI gently used dresses so that our ladies get to experience that feeling of “Cinderella” for their prom experience each year. Each year, a night is dedicated to our ladies for them to try on the dresses in their size and say “yes to the dress!” CCRI is always in need of dresses size 20 and up, so keep us in mind when you do your closet cleaning!


Did you know that the average person spends over $1,000 on prom each year? That includes attire, hair, makeup, accessories etc.

Most of the individuals that attend CCRI’s prom have a limited income. CCRI has been fortunate enough to have all of the make-up and hair for the attendees completed by volunteers in the community so they get the royal treatment without having to fork over the amount of cash that a typical up-do and makeup application costs. Prom wouldn’t be complete without flowers and each year those are donated to the event as well. Prior to prom, we have an event where the people attending Prom get to make their own corsages and boutonnieres. Also, all of the decorations for this spectacular event are all donated. The theme for this year’s prom is going to be Wizard of Oz. The donations we are currently in need of to make this night special are the following:

  • Red Glitter
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Closed toe high heels (to turn into Ruby Red Slippers)


Did you know that proms weren’t held nationwide until the 1930’s?

CCRI’s annual prom event was established in 2011. Each year this event gets bigger and better. After it was discovered that some of CCRI’s older population had never had an option to attend prom or attended a school where prom wasn’t an option, CCRI decided it was an event that they could coordinate to fill that void. We are so excited to be able to offer this event each year to the people we serve. For some, this is their eighth year attending and for some, it will be their first! Prom is scheduled for June 3rd at the Courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead and the Grand March is open and free to the public!

The CCRI Prom wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our community. The in-kind and monetary donations both make the night one to remember! Join us and make prom a night to remember by donating here: We have corporate sponsorships available as well. Please contact Jody Hudson for more information.