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Ariana Hofland, left, of Willmar, gets some dress adjustment help from her friend, Sydney Huntley, of Willmar, Friday after she found a prom dress at Bella Project’s Kandi Mall location. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Area teens find free prom outfits: Bella Project dress give-away continues today at Kandi Mall


WILLMAR — Shanna Hofland thought she had another year before she had to worry about prom dresses, but her sophomore daughter Ariana was invited to the Willmar prom this year.

A mom who’s also a nursing student, Hofland heard about The Bella Project and told Ariana it would be their first stop before looking elsewhere.

Ariana said she hadn’t expected to leave with a dress, but she liked several of them and did take one home. Best of all, it was free.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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