Operation Glass Slipper, an all-volunteer nonprofit, holds an annual two-day event to provide teens in need with a prom dress, shoes, purse and jewelry. But this weekend’s “Princess Event” is being postponed due to the snowstorm and will be rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17 at Southdale Center in Edina.
The nonprofit that Pam Philipp, 68, of Inver Grove Heights launched 13 years ago now faces an uncertain future since she and nine other volunteers who help year-round are stepping down this year.
This year’s final “Princess Event” will, for the first time, expand to include ninth- and 10th-grade girls, likely boosting the number of teens they dress to a record 1,500 students. Dresses that aren’t given away for free this weekend will go to two sales afterward.