Sunday, June 24, 2007

Duct Tape, The Handyman's, and now the Promgoer's, Secret Weapon

Since I vacation in Garrett County, Maryland, I read the online version of the Garrett County Republican newspaper. And I'm glad I do, because if it weren't for the Republican I wouldn't have learned about the scholarship competition that makes Red Green's exploits look like child's play.

The Republican describes the "Stuck at Prom" contest and the prom dress and tuxedo made of duct tape, or is it duck tape, designed by Adrienne Beiler, of Salisbury, Pa. Adrienne spent about a year designing and creating her duct tape dress and accessories. She also fashioned a suit and accessories for her date, Zac Cupler of Grantsville, MD.

The couple is one of the top 10 finalists in a scholarship contest that involves making prom outfits from duct tape. People can vote on-line every day here, and the couple with the most votes by Friday, June 29, will win. The prize is $3,000 for each member of the couple, and $3,000 for the school (Salisbury High School, in Adrienne's case). Adrienne's grandmother Mabel, who taught her how to sew when she was 9 years old, assisted her with the construction of the dress.

Adrienne is currently in first place. I highly recommend that you go here and vote for her costumes.


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