Prom Makeover Contest is set

BRIDGEPORT-Four area businesses are collaborating to sponsor a Prom Makeover Contest. Dee’s Country Bridal, Laws of Attraction Salon, Rhodes Florist and Z’s Jewelry plan to make one lucky winner feel like a queen for her prom this year.

“I got the idea from a nail tech friend on Facebook who lives in Kentucky. I asked her if I could ‘steal’ the idea,” said Katrina Bell, owner of Laws of Attraction Salon. “I called Dee and asked her to donate the dress and shoes, and she suggested I call Rhodes for flowers. Stacy from Z’s offered the jewelry, so the prize package actually expanded from the original idea.”

Senior girls from all Ohio Valley high schools in Ohio and West Virginia are welcome to enter. To participate in the contest, you, or someone on your behalf, must submit a 200-word essay explaining why you should win. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, the school you attend and the date of your prom. Essays can be submitted three ways: e-mail to, mail to Laws of Attraction Salon, 211 Main St, Bridgeport, Ohio 43912 or drop it off at the salon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The essays will be judged, and one grand prize winner will be chosen to receive a fabulous prom package valued up to $700. The winner will receive a dress of her choice (valued up to $400) and a pair of shoes from Dee’s Country Bridal; an up-do, make-up application and nails courtesy of Laws of Attraction Salon; a bouquet of flowers and a boutonniere compliments of Rhodes Florists; and a necklace and earrings from Z’s Jewelry. Two runners up will receive a free up-do, make up and nails from Laws of Attraction Salon.

The deadline to submit essays is March 10. For more information, call Laws of Attraction Salon at 740-635-1616.