Minto youth council hosting prom and grad garb swap event

MINTO – The Minto Youth Action Council (MYAC) is once again taking the stress out of formal wear shopping for area youth, with a Prom and Grad Swap Pop Up Shoppe.

The event, to be held April 4 from 9am to noon at LaunchIt Minto (1 Elora Street, Harriston), will provide an opportunity to trade in old formal wear for something new to wear to this spring’s formal events.

MYAC is currently collecting formal dresses, suits, shoes and accessories from the community. Donations allow MYAC to offer a wide selection to anyone who attends the event.

Shop at home

The event is designed to address some of the biggest challenges for rural youth looking to find the perfect dress for the upcoming prom and grad season, by offering a low-cost way to access formal wear without needing to travel outside the community.

The program offers up the chance for the community to empty out its closets and recycle the types of clothing that typically cost a lot but see little use. But it’s also meant to be a fun experience for all youth involved, so MYAC will be transforming the youth space at LaunchIt Minto into a pop-up boutique for the day.

“There will be dressing rooms, mirrors, treats and a seamstress on site. It will be a great experience and everything will be free,” organizers state.

For more information contact or check out the MYAC Facebook page.