HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – An organization is honoring the memory of a Hubbard teenager killed by a drunk driver by helping teen girls with a very special day.
The Second Annual Kyrsten’s Closet prom dress giveaway was held at Saint Patrick’s Church this weekend.
Kyrsten Studer was struck and killed by a drunk driver in 2003. Her loved ones started the dress giveaway a year ago.
Girls are invited to come and pick out a free dress, but they must first sign the Prom Promise to not drink and drive to honor Kyrsten’s memory.
The event also included a silent auction and bake sale.
“Krysten was a girly girl, so it is something she would have totally been in to,” said Sarah Studer, Krysten’s sister. “We wanted to give back to Krysten’s memory.”
Co-organizer Marcy Angelo said Krysten was always helping others and the dress giveaway is something she would have supported.
“That was something she always did,” said Angelo. “She was always putting everyone else before her. This is something, if she were here, she would definitely be part of.”