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Parkersburg South students holding Dress Drive

Collecting for Children’s Home Society

Parkersburg South High School Student Council Vice President Seanna Johnson, left, and freshman representative Ella Hardman, right, stand next to a clothing donation bin Tuesday as part of student council’s Dress Drive. Through Friday, the students will be collecting items of dress clothing and shoes for the Children’s Home Society. (Michael Erb)

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South High School Student Council is collecting dress clothes for children and adults as part of a week-long clothing drive for Children’s Home Society of West Virginia.

The drive began Monday and runs through this Friday. Four collection bins are set up throughout the school and outside donations can be brought to the front office.

Student council is specifically seeking dress clothes, such as suits, dress shirts, dresses, ties and other items, including dress shoes.

“It can range from prom dresses to church clothes,” said Ella Hardman, a freshman class student council representative. “If they want to participate in more formal events, but don’t have the money for dress clothes, this gives them the opportunity.”

“Everyone needs clothes other than T-shirts and jeans, whether it’s for a job interview, church or school functions,” said Paige Lang, a sophomore representative.

“The dress drive is a positive way for the student body to give to those who are less fortunate than we are,” said Juliet Wanosky, a freshman representative.

Teacher and student council adviser Cheryl Olcott said the students are also accepting donations of adult dress clothes, which will go to area clothes closets and organizations that provide dress clothes for job interviews.

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