Ball Boutique at USO Indian Head

Military spouses gathered at the Indian Head Mix House for a morning of fun, prizes, and dress shopping.

Ball Boutique is an event put on by USO-Metro staff and volunteers at Indian Head, designed to alleviate some of the financial burden that may come with military ball season. Attendees have the opportunity to meet and visit with friends while shopping for the perfect gown for an upcoming military ball. Dresses are donated from all over the country and are free to all in attendance.

“I actually love watching the ladies pick out dresses and go try them on,” Barb Locke, USO Indian Head Center Supervisor, said. “It’s really exciting when they find one that fits perfect and looks fabulous on them. They get so excited.”

To donate a dress or accessories, please contact

A special thank you to these individuals and organizations for making Ball Boutique 2016 a success:

  • Elizabeth F. Adams
  • Ellalyne Brayman & Labella Boutique
  • Phyllis Stewart
  • Gail Simpson
  • Kathy Simons
  • Darlene Clark
  • Calabash VFW Post 7288, VFW Auxiliary Post 7288 (Calabash)
  • Catherine Milstead (Ocean Isle, NC)
  • Corry Prestidge
  • First Command Financial
  • Papa John’s La Plata
  • Barbara Thompson & Papa John’s Corporate
  • Vycki Borgnis
  • Mary Ann O’Connell
  • Jenny Forrester
  • Ramona Higgins
  • Lisa McConnell
  • Donielle Lorelli & Mary Kay
  • Melissa Fitzpatrick
  • Erin Lester & Rodan and Fields
  • Molly Stone-Bibb & Avon
  • Katie Howells
  • Corey McCabe & MWR Indian Head
  • Jeron Hayes (PAO South Potomac)
  • Ashley Sloan & Younique
  • Paula Fleming & Scentsy
  • Kathy Thrash & KT Portraits
  • Barbara Wagner & South Potomac Pilot
  • Theresa McElligatt
  • Melina McElligatt
  • Medea Carter

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