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Bridal dress sale to benefit BGHNC

A sale featuring boutique bridal dresses from designers like David Tutero and Maggie Sottero will take place Feb. 12 – 13 at the Morton Conference Center on the farm at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina. All proceeds will benefit BGHNC.

“One of our local bridal shops went out of business and donated one of a kind store sample dresses to Boys and Girls Homes,” explained Volunteer Mobilization Coordinator Lisa Brown. “Some of these dresses retail for over $1,500, but we are selling them at rock bottom prices.”

Neal Turner of Sunshine Laundry and Dry Cleaner donated the dresses after his daughter Nikki Long closed Nikki Couture Bridal of Madison Street in Whiteville.

The dresses come in a variety of sizes. In addition to bridal gowns, there are also some flower girl dresses available for purchase. A notebook with photos and descriptions of the dresses is available for review at the BGHNC Country Store during business hours in advance of the February event. The Country Store is open Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

“If you or someone you know is in the market for a wedding gown, you will not want to miss this event,” said Brown. “Refreshments will be served. We want to make this a memorable experience for all who attend.”

Hours for the sale will be on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 13 from 1 – 4 p.m. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Cash and credit cards accepted.

“We are excited to be able to bring this special event to the community,” said BGHNC President/CEO Ricky Creech. “This is an example of the creative thinking of our community supporters in providing a donation that will benefit the community and the youth and families served by BGHNC.”

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. BGHNC offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by BGHNC at any given time. BGHNC operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. BGHNC is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

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