Delta Nu Hosts Fashion Show to Spotlight C-Luv Prom Dress Program

Delta Nu and the Center for Sustainability Education hosted a fashion show in the Allison Hall Great Room on March 26 in support of C-Luv Thrift’s “Jessica’s Closet” program. The program was a continuation of Carlisle High School’s “Cinderella’s Closet,” which helped provide dresses for high school students who could not afford outfits for formal events like prom.

The event is named after Jessica Snook, the niece of C-Luv founder Mary Carlton, who passed away in 2015 from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). The goal of the event is to not only memorialize Jessica and raise awareness for SUDEP, but also support her love of dressing up by showing the high-quality dresses C-Luv is offering. 

Jessica’s mother, Kathi Snook, said Jessica loved to wear dresses everywhere, from dances to McDonald’s, and that “it’s a wonderful thing to have Jessica’s Closet, where girls from the local high schools can come and get a dress to wear to prom and homecoming. It’s very, very special and just so Jessica.” 

After introductions by Carlton and Snook, the fashion show started with the sound of songs like Electric Light Orchestra’s “Mr. Blue Sky” and “Let it Go” from “Frozen” filling Allison Hall. Delta Nu sisters and Carlisle High School students walked down the runway in new prom dresses to showcase some of the available options. Carlton said in her introduction that many of the dresses came from big clothing stores like Macy’s who could not sell them when proms were canceled due to COVID-19. 

Jada Witkowski ’24 – a Delta Nu sister and Eco Representative – was the main organizer of the event, and introduced Carlton and Snook. They were also joined by Jessica’s father Scott, their family and many other members of the community, including faculty and administrators of local high schools. In the coming weeks, as prom season quickly approaches, Jessica’s Closet will be on display at New Life Church on E North St. to let people pick out a dress who may not otherwise be able to afford one.