The Gahanna Youth Council wants old pumps and cummerbunds.

The Gahanna Youth Council wants old pumps and cummerbunds.

For the second year, GYC is offering the community a way to help students keep prom costs down while fundraising for future youth programs, scheduling a "Prom Dress Sale and Drive."

The GYC is requesting donations of dresses, suits, tuxedos, shoes and accessories from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Gahanna Municipal Golf Course clubhouse, 220 Olde Ridenour Road.

"The students in the youth council last year were brainstorming new events, and they felt this was a need in the community," said Laura Brewer, recreation specialist. "There are students in the community who can't afford (prom attire), and they wanted to give them the same opportunity to attend the prom."

Although the push has been for prom dresses, Brewer said, men's formal wear also is wanted.

"Last year we got about 200 dresses but we also accept donations of men's wear, although we haven't gotten many of those donations," she added. "We'll also collect jewelry, purses and high-heeled shoes."

The prom-dress sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the clubhouse.

The dresses will be sold for $10 to $100, depending on the style and condition. Changing rooms will be available. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard will all be accepted for payment.

All proceeds will go to the GYC for teen programs.

The Gahanna Lincoln High School junior-senior prom will be Saturday, April 14.