POSTED: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 8:30pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 8:34pm
BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — Hundreds of high school students packed Louisiana State Police headquarters to pick out their perfect prom dress.
State Police teamed up with The Cinderella Project to put on the event. The group gives away free dresses to female high schoolers in need. Each girl got a personal shopper. Then they toured the 1,000 dress. Once they picked out a few they liked they got to try on. If the lady loved it they got to go home with the new dress.
Shardai Robinson, a student at Scottlandville High School, explained the free dress helps make prom that much more special: "Because some can't afford a dress, and really want to go to be with their friends and have fun at prom. Some can't afford it and it's a big help."
Trooper Doug Cain, Louisiana State Police, said the event allows troopers a chance to talk to the girls about important thing they need to know as they get older.
"Teach them about safety, personal safety, as they go off to college. As they go off into the workforce," Cain said. "Certainly state police believe in begin part of a young woman's life as they grow up and mature."
Students also could pick up a new pair of dress shoes to match their new gown.