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Jodi Neis, left, and Deb Kleven sort through dresses on the racks in a theater dressing room at Willmar Senior High. The dresses have been donated to The Bella Project, which will loan them to girls attending Willmar's May 4 prom. (Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf)

Bella Project gearing up to help Willmar, Minn., girls afford the prom

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WILLMAR -- Attending a high school prom can be an expensive project.

A dress, shoes and accessories add up fast. Hair and nails add another layer of expenses.


For some girls and their families, the cost of it all can be completely out of reach.

That's where The Bella Project comes in.

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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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