Gently Used Formal Dresses Available at ‘Fancy That’

“Fancy That!,” an annual sale of gently used formal dresses, is scheduled for Jan. 28 at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast Serves and Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority are sponsoring the event to benefit the Safe House for Women. The fourth annual sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center third floor lobby. “Dresses have been collected and donated throughout the fall semester and will be sold at a reduced price, giving anyone the ability to afford formal wear for whatever type of event they may have -- prom, a wedding, homecoming, etc.,” said Pamela Avila, graduate assistant in Campus Programming. “This event has become especially popular among the high schools in Cape Girardeau, and a limited number of vouchers have been distributed to allow those students who may not be able to afford a dress to receive a free dress.” Vouchers also have been given to the Safe House so women in the shelter may receive a free dress as well, she said. Short dresses will be $15 each, and long dresses will be $25 each. Last year, the dress sale raised $753 for the Safe House. The sale is open to all Southeast students, faculty and staff, and Cape Girardeau community members. Payment may be made by cash or check only. For more information, contact or (573) 651-2280.