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Motorcycle club helping teens get to prom

By August 24, 2013General Posts

Pedestrians on 10th Street in Gering might want to shield their eyes Saturday morning. Some of the most burly and grizzly-faced men will be riding motorcycles through town wearing prom dresses.

The UMF motorcycle club has organized a Prom Fund Run starting at 10 a.m. at the Union Bar in Gering. The money raised from the event will be given to PROMise, a charity group that donates prom dresses to teens.

Prom is expensive. A survey conducted by VISA states that the average American family spent $1,139 on clothing, food and transportation for the annual high school ritual in 2013. In the past year alone, spending increased 5 percent, a rate well above inflation.

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