Wanted: A few, good formal dresses for wives of city's adopted Marines
The City of Costa Mesa and the Costa Mesa Military Affairs team are seeking donations of new or lightly used prom dresses, ball gowns, cocktail dresses and accessories for the spouses of 1st Battalion, 5th Marines (1/5), the infantry battalion that the city has adopted.
The dresses will be wore at the annual Marine Ball, which will take place in November and celebrates the anniversary of the Marines Corps' founding.
The collection point for the dresses will be the footlocker in the lobby of City Hall at 77 Fair Drive. Donations will be accepted now through Sept. 18.