Prom season is right around the corner, but you don't have to be in high school to join the party.
Betsy Crapps is the founder of a Detroit based event called Mom Prom. For about ten years, Betsy has been getting friends together for a night of dancing to benefit a selected charity. And to top it off party-goers are encouraged to wear those dresses destined for the back of the closet. Items such as old wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and even your original prom dress.
Now the idea is catching on. Betsy says about 80 mom proms are being held across the country with proceeds benefiting a number of groups. She got the idea after seeing a number of benefits with price tags of hundreds to thousands of dollars to attend. She says everyone, from all financial backgrounds want to help, so why not provide a way to do it.
Betsy owns the mom prom trademark but does not charge for hosting one. Instead she asks to be notified to keep track of the various events. And the best part? This prom has a bar.