Boutique event helps make prom dreams a reality for LI teens

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FREEPORT -

Some lucky Long Island teens were getting some help Saturday ahead of their big dance.

The Prom Dreams Boutique returned for its second year Saturday at Freeport High School. Some 400 students from all over Nassau County were getting the chance to pick everything they'll need for a special prom night.

Students needed tickets to get through the door of the invite-only event. Once inside, they got to pick dresses, bags, jewelry, shoes, makeup, suits, ties and more -- all for free.

The event was made possible through donations thanks to the Nassau County Police Hispanic Society, the Nassau County Association of Women Police and the Nassau County Guardians Association.

Last year, the groups were able to help 200 students fulfill their prom dreams, and this year, they planned to double that number.

The icing on the cake: the associations say they got so many donations this year that every student will be able to get an extra suit or dress for their graduation ceremonies, so they'll be set for the rest of the year.

Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says he's proud of his officers for making these prom dreams come true.

“They're going to end the day with a smile and a dress,” he says.

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