2007 Prom Gown and Bridal Show Sunday at Penn's Peak Event to benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter Brides-to-be and girls heading to the prom aren't the only ones who may want to visit the 2007 Prom Gown and Bridal Expo. Not only will girlsbe able to see the latest styles in prom wear, brides may be able to complete all their wedding plans in one stop, and everyone can enjoy the free entertainment, see their family or friends model in a fashion show, or even win a prize.

The event will be held from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 at Penn's Peak, Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.

A fashion show featuring the latest prom gown and bridal creations will be presented at 1 p.m. by Ann Margaret's Bridal Boutique and Fred's Haberdashery, both of Palmerton.

Marie Johns of TV 13 will be the master of ceremonies.

Local bakeries will be offering samples to taste and many other wedding service providers from throughout Carbon County will feature displays. Vendors include: Balloon and Party Concepts, who will also decorate Penn's Peak for the show; Intwind; Ladies Workout Express; Mary Kay cosmetics; Vangie's Tanning; Arbonne skin care; Home Interior products; Longaberger baskets and pottery; Creative Framing by Carla; Creative Memories Scrapbooking; Pampered Chef cookware and tableware; Flower Patch, Provazniks and Arndts, florists; DJs Alter Ego and A and M Hartman; The Gem Shop; Parklane Jewelry; Sincerely Sarah; Photography by Lynn; Spotlight Video and Photography; Snyder Photography; Lip Smack-N-Good; Lehighton Bakery; Redner's Bakery; Country Inn and Suites; Roth House; TN Printing; Milan Printing, plus many more.

Bag piper Eric Flowers will open the show and Krystal Nemeroff and Angela Nardini will sing wedding songs. There will also be a Dance Exposition by Kenlin's Dance Studio featuring ballroom style dancing at 3 p.m.

A resale area featuring gently worn prom and bridal gowns will be open throughout the show. Penn's Peak has donated the use of a room where full length mirrors will be set up and girls can try on dresses. Attendants will be on hand to assist. All dresses will sell for $10.

"We have had so many beautiful dresses donated," said Sandy Whiteman, committee member. "I am just amazed at the quality." Proceeds from the show and the sale of the donated dresses will benefit the Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

There will also be door prizes and a large Chinese auction, with drawings for prizes beginning at 4 p.m. Organizing the show is Tammy Marshall of Tranquil Beauty Design Salon, Lehighton.

"We are pleased that the community is behind this event," said Debbie Imbriaco, who is organizing the Chinese Auction. She said that there will be a rather large auction because everyone wants to help Dream Come True. There will also be door prizes, including a television/DVD donated by Walmart, a "Spring Time" Longaberger basket donated by Donna Hall, and a portable gas grill.

"We've had a lot of fun planning this event and we are looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great day together at Penn's Peak." Items for the resale will be accepted up until Saturday, March 24. Gowns can be dropped off at Tranquil Design Beauty Salon, 632 Coal Street, Lehighton; or at Vangie's Tanning Center, 279 Delaware Ave., Palmerton. Arrangements can also be made for pick up. For more information, call (610) 377-1979, (610) 533-9311 or (610) 826-7057.

There are approximately 10 children in the local Dream Come True service area waiting for a dream. Anyone who knows of a child who is seriously ill is asked to contact Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter at (610) 826-4080 or (610) 533-9311, or write to Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter, P.O. Box 344, Palmerton, Pa. 18071.