Schools and Libraries
April 26, 2013
For the past seven years, Long Beach High School has been holding its prom at Chateau Briand in Carle Place. After discussing the special situation the school was facing in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and the hardships being endured by the people of Long Beach with general manager Joe Mandaro, owner Victor Scotto Jr. offered to donate the prom this year.
Taking it one step further, Victoria Scotto of Chateau Briand set out to make every lucky senior girl at Long Beach High School feel like a princess for a night by hosting a Prom Dress Party on April 18. Long Beach High School senior girls who will be attending their prom were able to choose from a selection of new and gently used donated dresses, handbags and costume jewelry. There were also raffles and giveaways such as limousine rides, hair and makeup services, shoes, gift cards and accessories. Among the vendors contributing to this event were Estelle's Dressy Dresses, Bridal Reflections, the Dessy Group, Vivo Hair Salon, Tuxedo Park, Kiersten’s Jewelry of Holbrook, Men’s Wearhouse, Frippery Boutique, Thomas Knoell and Body Rock DJ.
Bridal Reflections donated 150 dresses, and the Manhattan-based Dessy Group provided 50 gowns. Kiersten’s Jewelry and Frippery donated accessories, and Steve Madden delivered an assortment of shoes and handbags. Estelle’s provided accessories for the young ladies. Vivo Hair Salon made sure each girl left with an assortment of hair products, and also donated gift cards to be used on prom night. Ms. Scotto also received an additional 400 new and gently used dresses from individual donors.