Beams of light filled the Fogelson Theater Lobby at Moraine Valley Community College on April 2, as girls hurriedly moved up and down the rows scouring the racks for their dream prom dress. Carefully picking up each gown that caught their eye, they playfully held them up and spun around before asking friends to snap a picture.
Underlying the sense of excitement and fun was a feeling of relief. Relief that whatever dress, shoe or accessory chosen was free. Relief that their parents wouldn't have to defer paying a bill just to see them attend one of the biggest nights of their lives: Senior Prom.