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Judy Wiff photo The theme for River Falls High School's prom is "Candy Land," so Tara Frey will fit right in with her dress made of Starburst candy wrappers. Her mother, Kerrin Frey, started work on the project six years ago after watching a friend make chains out of folded gum wrappers. The prom starts at 7 p.m. April 30 in the River Falls High School commons.

April 28, 2011: It's one sweet dress: RF mom spends six years working on prom outfit

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"Not many can top this," declares a Los Angeles Times headline. A Twin Cities television report proclaims Tara Frey and her date will be "the prom's sweetest couple."

A television network reporter says the River Falls High School senior won't have to worry that another girl will show up in the same dress. And right alongside a story about Britain's royal wedding on the ABC News website is a video about "The Sweetest Prom Dress."

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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