March 25, 2016
The long line outside the small boutique at YWCA Central Alabama formed early, and there was an air of hopefulness and excitement surrounding the young girls who had come from miles away. Inside, the rows of formal dresses twinkled and sparkled under the overhead lights as the girls searched intently for the perfect prom dress.
“I’m going to slay everyone there,” Hueytown High School junior DeAnna Johnson said in teen terms as she envisioned her big night. In other words, she was confident she would be the best dressed.