(Dickinson Press) A high school student is taking recycling pop tabs to another level for prom, and it's all to bring awareness to the mission of the Ronald McDonald House.
Gretchen Ivers, a junior at Thompson High School, spent 26 hours and used 9,121 pop tabs to make her prom dress. Another six hours and nearly 400 tabs went into her accessories, including a purse.
"It was pretty scratchy at first, so I ended up adding a fabric liner under it," she said. "It's actually pretty comfortable."
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Ivers plans to wear the dress to her prom Saturday at Thompson High School. Then she will donate it to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester, Minn.