When 40 girls showed up at Highgate Public Library last spring, they weren't looking for books; they wanted prom dresses. The children's room had been transformed into a pop-up boutique stocked with about 80 donated gowns — all free for the taking. This year, in collaboration with Abenaki Outreach's Project Prom and Karen's Hair Studio in Swanton, the library is hosting another Prom dress drive & swap. The idea is to give all Franklin County girls the opportunity to wear something special to their prom or end-of-the-year banquet. "There are so many families that really are just struggling to make ends meet," says library director Liza Comiskey. But the swap isn't just for them. "It's open to everybody."
ECHO Camps occupy that powerful place where passion for science and compassion for the earth meet to create an explosively-rich environment of excitement and learning. We insist that science is fun and that kids who love science, nature, and making things are the most awesome kids around. We love kids…(more)