Hometown Hero: Julia and Kristin Black

By: Todd Borek Email
By: Todd Borek Email

Prom season is a long way off, but for one local woman, it's always just around the corner.

It may be summer vacation but prom is always on Julia Black's mind.

Julia Black, with help from her daughter runs Rhonda's Closet at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Sissonville. It provides donated prom dresses for free to those who may not be able to afford one a giving spirit her friend Rhonda always had.

In Rhonda's memory, Julia is helping high school girls create their own.

"They try them on and there's usually a cheering section, they don't know each other, 'that's a good dress'. They are relieved to get the good dress," Julia said.

Her caring for others has brought her an award, one she wants to share with her daughter.

"My daughter was so excited when she got her dress so excited to get her nails done like Cinderella on cloud nine,” Julia said.

Thanks to private donors, Cinderella's Closet, Mandales, Julia and Kristin, some girls can also feel sky high.

If you'd like to nominate a hometown hero, click on the news features tab at the upper-left hand portion of the screen and look for the Hometown Hero link.

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