Schoolgirls and their parents can get ideas of the perfect dress to wear for prom night at an event in Spalding on Sunday.
Tulip Queen Ella Holbroook (17), of Moulton Marsh, and Miss Lincolnshire GB Alexandra Mount (19), of Cowbit, will be two of the stars of the Prom Show at Springfields Events and Conference Centre from 11am until 3pm.
The show will have an exhibition of prom dresses from dresswear firm Fancy Frox which Ella and Alexandra will be wearing on catwalks at noon, 1pm and 2pm.
Fancy Frox owner Karen Povey said: “This is the first exhibition of its kind in Spalding organised by the same people behind the Cupids Wedding Shows.
“We’ve dealt with them before and because they were looking to expand what they offer, we wanted to do an exhibition like this as a very large provider of prom dresses across Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.”
Other guests will be Miss Earth Beauties for a Cause UK Molly-Marie Buckley, of Lincoln, Miss Cambridgeshire 2015 Amber Twell, of Ely, and staff from Robert Goddard menswear of Spalding.
Alexandra, an ex-student at Spalding High School, said: “I’m so excited to be working with my wonderful sponsors Fancy Frox at Prom Show 2016 on Sunday.
“It’s every girl’s dream to be a princess for the day and they are giving me the chance to become one by wearing some of their beautiful dresses.
“I almost wish that I still had my own prom to attend so that I could visit the show and take advantage of all of the benefits on the day
“But instead I’ll be hitting the catwalk with the other beautiful models and meeting the public throughout the day as Miss Lincolnshire and Miss Lincolnshire Galaxy.
It’s every girl’s dream to be a princess for the day and I almost wish that I still had my own prom to attend so that I could visit the show and take advantage of all of the benefits on the dayMiss Lincolnshire GB and Miss Galaxy Lincolnshire Alexandra Mount
“It’ll be a day to remember and a definite first highlight of my year.”
Meanwhile, Ella’s mum Lesley Holbrook said: “Ella always wanted to be a Spalding Flower Queen when she was very little and saw the flower parade.
“So when Fancy Frox contacted her to ask whether she wanted to be a model at the Prom Show, Ella jumped at the chance.”
Prom Show organisers have also lined up an exhibition of men’s dresswear by Spalding fashion store Robert Goddard, ideas for transport to prom shows and a visit by mascots from the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, including Stormtroopers and Chewbacca.
Natalie Sindall, organiser of Prom Show 2016, said: “It is now the time when every teenager is planning for the biggest date in their calendar - not the start of their exams but the school prom.
“This event is of huge importance, not only to Year 11 leavers but also college leavers and graduates, parents and teachers.
“It is a time to celebrate the end of your school years, exams and education.
“The last ten years have seen a huge increase in the amount of prom events in the area and there has been so much support for an event of this kind to be staged in the area.
“Showcasing everything from dresses and tuxedos to beauty and unique forms of transport, Prom Show 2016 is the ideal way to ensure everyone shines at their prom.”
Tickets are £2 but free for parents, under-fives and over-60s, while teachers can get in for half-price and there is a goody bag for the first 200 visitors.
For more details and to book free complimentary tickets, visit www.spaldingpromshow.co.uk