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Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique Opens, Offers Low Cost Dresses

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(KCEN) – It was a fairy tale grand opening.  “It’s exciting. This is really happening,” store owner Keri Byer said.

After months of hard work, Keri was finally able to open up her Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique, a non-profit offering dresses and accessories at a low cost.

“I think it’s absolutely absurd to miss a formal event, something special, just because you can’t afford the right outfit,” she said. “That to me should not happen to anyone.”

Eight years ago Keri opened her first Fairy Godmother store in Leander, but over the years she started to notice most of her customers were military wives.

“They were making the hour drive down there, and then we had a lot of women who couldn’t make the drive so a lot of women were missing out on the opportunity to attend their military balls,” Keri said. “There were just so many women up here that needed help.”

She’s hoping her Fort Hood location will make it easier for the military families to enjoy their special occasions without the burden of worrying financially.

At just $45, they can pick out a dress, shoes, purse, jewelry and get their make-up done. “Whatever you need, head to toe, we’ll wrap it up cute like you just shopped at a million dollar boutique and send you on your way,” Keri said. “You’ll get to go to  your even in style and confidence.”

And while the majority of Keri’s customers are military spouses, girlfriends or daughter, she says the store is open to anyone in the community who needs help.

“If I had one wish, it would be that everyone knew about Fairy Godmother who needs help,” she said.

The boutique is located in downtown Killeen at 310 E. Avenue B. Donations of dresses, shoes, purses, jewelry, and new make-up are always welcome. To find out more about the non-profit (click here).

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