Crime Stoppers of Houston, Tootsies Prom Event

Crime Stoppers of Houston hosted the 3rd annual Parent’s Against Crime Tootsies Prom event on Sunday, March 5th. With this year’s motto being Keep Calm and Think Prom, we successfully educated over 65 junior and senior girls and their parents on Prom safety. Tootsies kindly allows us to host this event in their store every Spring. It is a great way for the girls to get free Prom education and shop for their dresses all in one afternoon.

Though it was an extremely rainy Sunday, that didn’t stop these young women and their parents from joining us for this educational event. As guests arrived, Del Frisco’s Grille and Nothing Bundt Cakes generously offered light bites and refreshments while guests mingled and shopped around the store. Organizations like Leading Ladies and National Charity League came in groups making it fun for not only parents and their daughters, but organized Houston groups as well.

Panelists ADA Bianca Roberson, Safe School Manager Michelle Sacks, 2016 Miss Houston Logan Lester and Tootsies Thamer Favor Magee spoke to the girls on several topics including drinking and drug laws, social media content, safety and security measures and much more. Panelists stressed the importance of making the right choices and associating yourself with the right group of friends. The choices you make now control your path after school including jobs, colleges, sororities, etc.  Following the discussion, Lester and Magee hosted a mini fashion show that allowed the girls to see some of the latest Prom trends, styles and fashion tips. Models, Hannah Rickard and Haley Durst, had their hair and makeup done by Edward Sanchez who spoke to the girls on hair and makeup trends. Rickard and Durst modeled six different looks as they walked the runway.

Swag bags were given to all guests full of goodies donated from local businesses including Bayou City Art Festival, Beauty & Wellness Serenity Galleria Spa, Dish Society, GloGirl, Mister French’s Bakery, Neuro, Soul Cycle and Tootsies. Included in the bags were Crime Stoppers Prom safety tips, pens and Tip Line cards. Aside from the swag bags, a raffle was also drawn with giveaways from Beauty & Wellness Serenity Galleria Spa, Joy Box, Laura Windsor Jewelry, Snap Kitchen and Tootsies.

We ended the fun afternoon with shopping and friends as the girls found the perfect Prom wardrobe and left with a positive Prom mindset.

Click here for some impressions of the great afternoon we shared on facebook.