Montgomery County Recreation Asking Residents to Donate New or Gently Used Items for Second Annual ‘Praisner’s Project Prom Dress’

by Patrick Herron

From Feb. 1 – March 15 dresses, suits and accessories can be donated at Marilyn Praisner Community Recreation Center, located at 14906 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville. Three community recreation centers will also have specific donation drop-off dates.
Drop-off locations and dates:

  • Germantown Community Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown
    • Saturday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase
    • Saturday, Feb. 4 and Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville.
    • Feb. 1 – March 15, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac
    • Saturday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Once collected, the items will be dry cleaned and displayed in a special formal boutique that will be held at Praisner Community Recreation Center. Any high school student, just by showing their school I.D. card, will be able to “shop the racks” and select one for free from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on April 15.

Praisner’s Project Prom Dress seeks to eliminate the financial obstacle of attending prom, which turns out to be, for many students, one of the most memorable days of high school. WPGC 95.5 FM is co-sponsoring the event.


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