Thanks to the Hudson’s Bay High School National Honor Society’s Dreams Come Alive event, students from all over Vancouver Public Schools will have the opportunity to purchase low-cost formalwear and accessories on Saturday, March 21. Dreams Come Alive will take place from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in the Hudson’s Bay High School commons area.

Any VPS high school student can purchase men’s clothing, formal dresses in all sizes and colors, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. The event will feature limited jewelry, makeup, shoes and a size 2 prom dress designed and donated by Project Runway and Project Runway: All-Stars winner Seth Aaron.

Image consultant Karen Desemple will be on-site to help students select items and create their prom look. All participants also will have the opportunity to enter raffles for goods and services provided by the Aveda Institute.

Hudson’s Bay High School is located at 1601 E. McLoughlin Blvd.

Students who do not find shoes at Dreams Come Alive will also be able to attend an event at the Payless store in the Westfield Vancouver Mall on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Hudson’s Bay National Honor Society will continue to accept donated new and/or gently used men’s or women’s formalwear, shoes and/or accessories for Dreams Come Alive. Students who make a donation will receive a $5 discount on the day of the event.

Donations will be accepted through Friday, March 20, during school hours at Hudson’s Bay, Fort Vancouver, Skyview and Columbia River high schools, as well as at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Vancouver Flex Academy and both locations of Vancouver iTech Preparatory. To drop off items outside of school hours, please contact teacher Trish Piliado at 360-313-4400. Donated items will become the property of the Hudson’s Bay NHS.