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26 | February 16, 2017 | The tinley junction Tinley Park $16 FOR 4 ISSUES Once a week is weak. You don’t have to wait until the paper arrives for your news. Read award-winning writing on Chicago’s biggest issues and people in business, politics, and culture. Subscribe today and get 20% off the cover price of four issues for yourself or a friend, or both. Join today to get all the news from your newspaper as it happens—online anytime, anywhere. Visit to become a member. A 22 nd Century Media publication Brought to you by THE TINLEY JUNCTION Life & Arts the tinley junction | February 16, 2017 | 27 A night to remember Andrew students show off latest styles for prom Nonprofit, boutique partner for dress sale Andrew students pose for a photo op dressed in their suave suits and glamorous dresses at the Jan. 31 Prom Fashion Show. Photos Submitted Andrew students Lance Lerman and Aubrey Zwartz flaunt their attire. Brett Hofer (middle) walks on stage with Darina Postupaka (left) and Emma Ruchala. F. Amanda Tugade, Editor Picking out the perfect dress isn’t the easiest task, and scouting for a good deal, too, raises the stakes. But Together We Cope and Eva’s Bridals International in Orland Park may just have the solution for those bargain hunters. On Sunday, Feb. 26, Together We Cope, a Tinley Park-based nonprofit, is hosting a special sale that is to feature nearly 300 dresses fit for any special occasion. The sale – which will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – will be held at the organization’s resale shop Nu2u, 17010 Oak Park Ave. What’s more is that these dresses are samples from Eva’s Bridals’ past collections. They come in various styles – from cocktail to gowns to mother of the bride wear – and in different colors – and shades, too – for those who like to match. These samples have been tried on before by Eva’s Bridals’ customers for fittings, but they have “never been worn” outside of that, said Marge Seltzner, director of communications and marketing at Together We Cope. With prices starting at $50, Seltzner and store manager Cori Scanlan said this is an opportunity not to miss, especially with prom and wedding seasons just around the corner. For customers in search of an even sweeter deal, they’ll be in for a treat. Scanlan added the one-day sale also offers a deal of two for $75 for dresses originally marked at $50, and for items priced at $75, it’s two for $100. Linda Sweis of Eva’s Bridals International said shoppers should keep a close eye on the Marge Seltzner, director of communications and marketing at Together We Cope, shows off a gown from Eva’s Bridals International, which will be sold at the Feb. 26 sale. Photos by F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media Seltzner takes a closer look at the garments’ bead work. prom dresses at Together We Cope’s one-day sale, as they “are really beautiful,” and she promises young girls “will love the dresses.” This isn’t the first time the wedding boutique has paired up with Together We Cope. A few years ago, Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn donated its goodies, and “it was one of the most successful events,” Sweis said. At the heart of the sale is Sweis, Seltzner and Scanlan’s effort to give a girl – or a woman of any age – a night to remember.