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Ramla Yussuf is a junior this year at OHS. This is her first year in magnet. In school, Yussuf is involved in Student Council, SHOC, Key Club, DECA and Link Crew. Outside of school she likes reading, watching...

Lexie Klecker is a junior at Owatonna High School. This is her first year on OHS Magnet. Klecker joined Magnet to improve her writing skills and get more involved at OHS. She is involved in Basketball,...

Blake Fitcher is a junior at Owatonna High School. Fitcher wanted to join Magnet because he wanted to try something new and different, as well as wanting to meet new people and work on his social skills....

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Jace Forcelle is a senior at Owatonna High School. Furthermore, this is his second year in Magnet. Independent of Magnet, Forcelle is a student school board representative for the Owatonna School Board...

Amanda Clubb is a junior at OHS this year. This is her second year on the Magnet staff. Clubb is involved in student council, DECA, SHOC, band, Students for Life, tennis and track. Outside of school, Clubb...

Angel Barajas is a junior at OHS this year. This is his second year in Magnet. Barajas joined Magnet to be able to get out the news of what is happening around the OHS, and because his first year in Magnet...

Glam and generosity go hand in hand with the help of Owatonna moms

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O-Town Glam promotion poster for free Prom event April 27 from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

As most teens and parents know, prom costs can add up. Owatonna moms are taking charge to help make Prom an equal opportunity for all. O-Town Glam, organized by Ceila Anderson, is hosting a free Prom event for girls on April 27 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church. This event gives girls the opportunity to get their hair, makeup and nails done by volunteers and professionals, all free of charge. With the help of the volunteers and a breakfast donation from Owatonna Hy-Vee, O-Town Glam hopes to successfully make everyone’s Prom experience special.

Ms. Anderson was inspired to start O-Town Glam after a night of reminiscing about her Prom. Growing up without a lot of money, she recalled her struggles finding a dress and everything else that is needed for Prom. She felt her Prom was not all it could have been. Ms. Anderson said, “We could make a difference in the community by having an event where anyone can go, whether you need it financially or you just want to go.” She wants to be a part of the girls having fun and feeling good on Prom night without stress. 

After posting on the local Owatonna Moms Facebook group about her idea, she got instant feedback. Ms. Sarah Radtke and Ms. Katelynn Kay are working alongside Ms. Anderson and have been getting together in order to make this all possible. As of now, there are a total of 25 volunteers. Between all the moms, there will be enough hairstyling products, donated makeup, and brand-new makeup from Community Pathways to cover the people who decide to show up. The girls are welcome to bring their own makeup as well. 

On top of hair, makeup and nails, they will also have a professional photographer, Laura Charles from Laura Charles Photography, as well as corsages and boutonnieres made by Ms. Radtke. 

O-Town Glam has an RSVP sheet with a QR code; on the sheet, you will be asked what you would like to get done. This link will close on April 15. Ms. Anderson said, “The more, the merrier.” “We would never turn a girl away if someone forgot to sign up and still wanted to come. That would be perfectly fine.” The girls can pick what time slot they want to come to.

Collaborating with Community Pathways, all the dresses that were donated are now at Community Pathways. There are about 200 dresses still available. 

For anyone who wants to volunteer, or hear more about O-Town Glam, there is a Facebook group available to join. Donations can also be made to their Venmo account. 

About the Contributor
Crystal Garza
Crystal Garza, Writer
Crystal Garza is a senior this year at OHS. This will be her second year on Magnet as a writer. In school Garza is involved in Key Club, Link Crew, and Young Life. Outside of school Garza has a job at the Target Starbucks and babysits. Garza enjoys hanging out with her friends, family, and her dog Toby. Other than friends and family she spends money shopping, often rearranges her room, and likes to lay down to read a book while listening to music. Although her career path has changed throughout the years. In the future Garza would like to pursue a career in sports medicine, being a physical therapist or an athletic trainer. Garza joined Magnet to help her writing skills and get more involved in what's going on in OHS. Garza is looking forward to another fun year in Magnet.