Move over Filene's Basement.
A group of Willard High School seniors have found a new approach to the Boston department store's well-known annual bridal gown sale.
In a twist on the traditional flea market concept, the students are giving their area peers the chance to unload their gently used formals and accessories and shop for some new ones.
The first Formal Wear Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Willard High School gymnasium. It is the brainchild of student council members Stephanie Beverly, Briana Clark, Megan Clark, Emily Devlin, Samantha Kurzen and Tracy Trimmer.
Anyone wishing to sell dresses or accessories can register beginning at 8 a.m. They will be charged a registration fee of $2 per gown and $1 per accessory with no limit to the number of dresses that can be entered in the sale.
Sellers will be given a receipt for each item entered and will be able to collect their proceeds at the end of the sale. Individuals selling gowns should pick up all unsold dresses at 1 p.m. following the sale.
The Willard High School Student Council will not be responsible for returning unsold merchandise to the owners. Anyone with questions should call student council advisers Courtney Carnahan and Susan Moore at (419) 935-0181. Proceeds from the registration of gently used gowns and accessories will benefit the Willard Student Council.