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WATERBURY, CT- 15 APRIL 07- 041507JT01- <br />
Shamika Raimo, 17, smiles as she looks at herself in the mirror trying on a prom dress as her mother Natasha, right, watches and Laurel Durso, head of Kaynor Tech's Fashion Department, makes alterations to the back of the dress at the Waterbury Youth Services' fourth annual Perfect Prom Project on Sunday at the agency. In the background are Miss Teen Waterbury Ashley Rodriguez and Miss Waterbury Kristine Welsh. Gowns for the event were donated by Joyce's Bridal & Formal Wear, Delianne Bridal & Formal Wear, Great White Way, Ragtime Boutique, and Wedding Embassy among other private donors. Also featured were make-up demostrations by Mary Kay representative Shauna Bowers, jewelry donated by Heather Jones, and flower arrangements donated by O'Rourke and Birch Florist.<br />
Josalee Thrift Republican-American