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Way to Go: Cassidy Greco, Bellport

Cassidy Greco, 18, a senior at Bellport High

Cassidy Greco, 18, a senior at Bellport High School, coordinated a prom dress boutique this month that featured more than 150 gently used dresses, donated by the community. She also gathered donations of women’s shoes, jewelry and handbags. Photo Credit: Greco family

A Bellport High School student went to extra lengths to make prom finery possible for those in financial need.

Cassidy Greco, a Bellport senior, coordinated a prom dress boutique this month that featured more than 150 gently used dresses, donated by the community. She also gathered donations of women's shoes, jewelry and handbags.

Greco, 18, said she got the idea because she and her older sister have several prom dresses in their closets. The two have attended a total of five proms in recent years, she said.

"I was very surprised at the amount of dresses donated," Greco said. "There are definitely a lot of people who will get very good use out of them."

To spread the word, Greco said she used social media and distributed fliers throughout the school and at a number of local businesses. The items were available to girls in need over a three-day period at the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport area.

Dresses were available in all sizes, colors and styles, ranging from gowns to sundresses, Greco said. Girls were given an opportunity to try them on in a dressing room in the club.

Greco is president of her school's Student Council, and is a member of the school's National Honor Society and the volleyball and girls varsity track teams.

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