Formal attire

“We’ve been wanting to put together some sort of dance, or a prom-like dance, for a while,” said WESCO Marketing Assistant Manager Sara Woerdehoff.

With the completion of The Wave, a new clubhouse for WESCO’s day habilitation members, it seemed the time was right.

The result is a masquerade ball that will take place there on November 1.

The Wave is located in the basement of Journey Church, located at 31 South 14th Street in Denison. The dance will also be a fundraiser for the clubhouse.

“We are inviting not only our own members and staff, but staff and members from other providers,” Woerdehoff said. “Obviously a lot of us are on a limited budget, which is why we are looking for donations of prom dresses.”

WESCO is asking for donations of new or gently used prom/party dresses, evening gowns, shawls, shoes, jewelry and other accessories.

All sizes will be accepted.

Men’s clothing items, such as used tux or sports jackets and dress shoes, are also needed.

“I already have members who are really excited, which is great,” Woerdehoff said. “Some of them have stopped here in the main office and have seen the prom dresses that have been donated already - and they can’t wait.”

The members will soon have a chance to have fun picking out outfits.

“A couple of weeks before the event we are going to go over to our ADS (Adult Day Services) building and have our dresses and everything there on clothing racks so it will be more of an experience,” Woerdehoff said.

The masquerade ball is open to anyone. Tickets are $10 and door prizes will be given.

Donations may be dropped off at WESCO Industries at 415 South 11th Street in Denison during business hours, which are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“All the donations are going to a good cause,” Woerdehoff said.

For more information, contact Woerdehoff at 712-263-6141 or

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