On the day of the dance, members of the high school's freshman class will host a salon for the girls.
"The kids just wanted to do something outside the box [as a fundraiser]," said high school librarian Emily Dawley. Dawley and teacher Leslie McRobbie are the class's advisors.
"We thought some girls would not have the ability to have it done professionally and we're less expensive," Stickler said.
The class plans to hold a salon every year, said class president Kayla McCauley. "We don't have a [fundraising] goal for this. It's just got to be a success and we hope everyone enjoys it," she said.
The salon will offer hair styling, manicures, pedicures, and light makeup on the day of the dance.
Freshmen, students in the school of technology's beautician classes, and parents have volunteered to provide the services at the high school, Dawley said.
"We have plenty of volunteers," she said.
The volunteers will be able to help about 20 girls every half hour, Dawley said.
The salon will be open for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. It is also open to elementary girls who are not planning to attend the dance.
The services are priced below commercial rates so the girls can afford them. Hair styling will be $15 per girl. Manicures, pedicures, and light makeup will be $5 each. Girls who buy all four services will get at $5 discount.
The freshmen will set up three high school rooms for the salon. They will also offer a photo shoot for the young girls once they have finished the salon. "We want it to be a really fun day for the girls and it gives them a time to bond with the high school kids," Dawley said.
The class will also host a fundraising bake sale during the hours the salon is open.
Money raised during the class's time at the high school will be used to help pay for events their senior year, Dawley said.
The salon will be held at the high school, 585 Solanco Rd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3.
Girls can sign up on line at tinyurl.com/yc3g2wqc or by calling Dawley at 717-786-2151. "We have already had a lot of girls sign up," Dawley said. Walk-ins will also be available, "although they may have to wait," Dawley said.