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January 10, 2012 > Prom Expo

Prom Expo

Get a jump on prom and check out all the latest formal gowns and tuxedoes at Irvington High's PROM EXPO. Under the creative direction of Bay Area fashion icon Eddie Cotillon, the musical and modeling production will feature recording artists Nick and Josh, SFO Hip-Hop Dance Troupe, and over 50 students showing off a collection of beautiful formal wear. A vendor faire will also feature 35 to 40 local merchants displaying their wares and services, including Weddings and Dreams, NewPark Mall's Formal Headquarters, Le Grande Affaire, Spin-a-Yarn Grill, and Asara Spa, as well as florists, jewelers, photographers, artisans and more.

Attendees can also buy tickets to win gift baskets, purchase photos of participating student models, as well as sample home made baked goods and hot drinks.

Produced by a large team of volunteers, proceeds from the PROM EXPO will help fund Grad Night for IHS seniors, a safe, alcohol and drug-free event in June.

"The vendor faire is a win-win opportunity for the school to raise money and for the merchants to get access to their local target market. For example, one local merchant, Weddings and Dreams, is providing 36 PROM EXPO student models with brand new prom gowns," says volunteer and IHS mom Wendy Dunn. "In the future, they want these same girls to return to their store to order new dresses for this spring's proms and balls. They also want to serve these girls' families -- bridal parties, quinceaneras, corporate galas, etc. It's a good bet for them!"

Dunn also says, "The girl models gain poise and self-confidence under the expert mentoring of a fashion model agent and a choreographer; the experience is probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of the girls, including my twins."

700 to 800 attendees are expected at the extravaganza, where all prom needs can be met in one exciting venue.

Tickets for the PROM EXPO are $3 and $5 for the matinee show, and $5 and $8 for the 7:30 p.m. show and can be purchased at

Saturday, Jan 14
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Valhalla Theatre
Irvington High School
41800 Blacow Rd., Fremont
(510) 656-5711

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