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HOMETOWN EXPO 2011
                          Help young ladies be the “Belle of the Ball”                                                       Highlights
                          by CORY GREENFIELD• Thu, Mar 24, 2011                                                        Dover/Sherborn
                          Hometown Weekly has decided to help give high school girls the night of their lives by       News
                          becoming a drop off site for Anton’s Cleaners “Belle of the Ball” campaign. For seven
PHOTO GALLERY             years, Anton’s Cleaners has been working to give those girls who cannot afford prom          ·   “Rail Trail” hopes to
                                                                                                                           transform unused
                          dresses, the option to get one in order to attend one of the most significant nights a           railroad
                          young girl can have.
                                                                                                                       ·   Help young ladies be
                                                                                                                           the “Belle of the Ball”
                                                                                                                       Dover/Sherborn
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                          Arthur Anton Jr. spoke about this cause and offered ways community members can lend
                          a helping hand. “We started this after seeing something like it in another part of           ·   “Twain’s Last Stand”
                                                                                                                           presented by Dover
                          country,” Anton Jr. said. “Due to the high costs of gowns a lot of students weren’t able         Historical Society
                          to go to their proms.” Anton Jr. decided there was a real need and he and his team felt
                                                                                                                       Medfield News
                          they had the amenities and the drive to be able to truly make a difference for so many
                          young women throughout Eastern, MA.                                                          ·   Kingsbury High School
                                                                                                                           honors the Father of
                          Anton Jr. added, “Being a cleaning business, we felt this was a good fit for our                 Music Education
                          company.”                                                                                    Medfield Sports
                          With Belle of the Ball, women with gently used dresses from previous proms donate            ·   Medfield Mite C Blue
                                                                                                                           hockey team advances
                          them to any Anton’s Cleaners, Jordan’s Furniture stores or at our Hometown Weekly                through playoffs
                          offices. From there, the dresses are collected and cleaned in time for the Annual
                          Boutique show on April 16.                                                                   Walpole News
                                                                                                                       ·   Holocaust surviver
                          According to Anton Jr., Anton’s Cleaners cleans and steams the dresses free of charge            speaks at Walpole
                          to be in the best shape for the boutique. Belle of the Ball also provides shoes and              High School
                          accessories along with the dresses.                                                          ·   Going Green with
                                                                                                                           Genevieve
CHOOSE YOUR TOWN          Due to the fact that used shoes are not allowed, Belle of the Ball also accepts money            Lane:Rainwater
                          donations through their website to buy new shoes and accessories for the young ladies            Harvesting
COLUMNISTS                to wear. This is another way community members can get involved, even if they do not         ·   What’s new at Bird
                          have a dress to donate.                                                                          Park?
LETTERS                                                                                                                ·   Shooting threats
                          To become eligible to attend the April 16 boutique, girls must be either junior or seniors       continue to haunt
                          in high school and must be recommended by someone (guidance counselor, teacher,                  Walpole High School
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                          religious organization representative, or a social service agency representative) in order
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                          to ensure there will be enough dresses to fill the request of those who wish to attend.
                                                                                                                       ·   Help young ladies be
HOMETOWN BEST             For many girls, this is a chance of a lifetime, without this many young ladies would             the “Belle of the Ball”

2010                      have to miss out on their special occasion. During the boutique girls are able to try on     Westwood News
                          dresses as well as have a personal shopper help them find the perfect accessories. Last
                          year approximately 394 high school junior and seniors were able to find their dream          ·   Paying it forward

                          dress.                                                                                       Westwood Events
                          To donate or to learn more about this worthy organization, visit                             ·   Help young ladies be
                                                                                                                           the “Belle of the Ball”
                          www.antons.com/belle/index.html. To drop off a dress, visit any Anton’s Cleaners
                          location, any Jordan’s Furniture Location, or you can donate your dresses at Hometown        ·   Hunger hits home
                          Weekly, located at 29 Janes Ave Medfield, MA between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday.         ·   WESTWOOD HIGH
                          Dresses must be dropped off by March 31.                                                         SCHOOL
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                          For more information please contact Emily Pilgrim at 508-359-2200 ext. 208.                      Saengerfest Men’s
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Hill Fashion Designer Donates Dresses to ‘Belle of the
Ball’
April 5, 2011
By Beacon Hill Times Staff
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Beacon Hill fashion designer Cibeline Sariano (center) drops off dresses that
were donated by local residents for Belle of the Ball. Receiving the dresses at
Anton’s Cleaners at 37 Charles St. are store manager Katie Solari (left) and
Anton’s Executive Vice President Arthur Anton Jr. Cibeline also donated 30
dresses from her personal collection.

As one of Boston’s premier fashion designers, Cibeline Sariano has designed dresses for the Grammy Awards, the
Oscars, the Emmys and just about every other red-carpet event. She has seen the proud look of the rich and famous
that has showcased her fashion creations.

Sariano will see that look once again when she donates 30 gowns from her personal collection to the “Belle of the
Ball” boutique on April 16 in Boston. But this time those pleased looks will come from a completely different, and
perhaps far more appreciative audience.

Sponsored by Anton’s Cleaners and now in its seventh year, the “Belle of the Ball” gives more than 350 high school
girls the opportunity to choose a free gown so they can attend their prom. The donated gowns are cleaned without
charge by Anton’s Cleaners and put on display at the boutique, where high school girls who have been referred by
their high school guidance counselors and social service agencies get to choose a prom dress, as well as jewelry and
shoes.

Sariano is now in
her 10th year as a     Ads by Google Prom Dresses               Girls Dresses       Easter Dresses Fancy Dresses
fashion designer
and third as the owner of the boutique, located at 120 Charles St.

She credits her parents and grandparents for helping to develop her talent, which lead her to study fashion design at
Syracuse University. Since then, she has launched a career that has taken her around the world to Hong Kong, Italy
and New York, where she has collaborated with several world-renowned designers, including Calvin Klein, Richard
Tyler and Liz Claiborne.

But rubbing well-dressed elbows with the giants of the fashion world has never dimmed her desire to help out those
less fortunate in her own city. And when Sariano learned what Belle of the Ball means each year to hundreds of girls
who would otherwise miss their prom because they can’t afford to buy a prom dress, she immediately stepped
forward. She recently opened her Beacon Hill boutique as a drop-off for Beacon Hill residents who wanted to donate
their own gowns, and then made the decision to donate 30 dresses from her personal collection, valued at over
$10,000.

“I donated dresses that I felt were age appropriate and with a style I knew these girls would feel good wearing,”
Sariano said. “I think they will find these styles very exciting, especially when they unzip the dresses and see that all
the linings are a vibrant pop color, which is my signature.”

And if donating dresses wasn’t enough, Sariano will also be at the Belle of the Ball boutique, where she has
volunteered as a seamstress to make sure the gowns the girls select, whether her own dresses or others, fit just right.

“I am excited to be part of this great cause,” Sariano said. “I look forward to using what others have taught me over
the years to help these young women look their very best on prom night.”

Cibeline Sariano is online at cibelinesariano.com. For more information on Belle of the Ball, visit
www.antons.com/belle.




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