The Prom Project, now with a Millet store-front business, was granted a waiver for several hall rentals by the Town of Millet council.
Councillors debated the matter, which has been done for other non-profit and charity organizations in the past, during their Feb. 28 meeting.
Coordinator Angela Pauls was present at the meeting to address council and put forth the organization’s request.
For the three upcoming fundraising events, council has waived all the necessary hall rentals and damage fees for two of the rentals.
On June 2, 2018, the Prom Project is holding a daddy/daughter dance at the Millet Community Hall.
June 10 will see an After I Do sale and trade show at the Millet Agriplex, where people can sell items such as wedding decorations and vendors will be able to showcase their wedding services.
An 18 years and over comedy show will also be hosted at the Millet Agriplex, on June 23.
Millet town council voted the Prom Project pay the damage deposit for the Agriplex for the June 10 sale, dropping approximately $2,200 in rental fees down to approximately $250.
“I think in this initial year I’d like to see us do as much as we can,” said mayor Tony Wadsworth, referring to the store front initiative.
The Prom Project fundraising efforts go towards helping graduating girls from the community rent dresses, pay for alterations, and in some cases, even purchase their graduation tickets.