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Bridal Fashions Shown At Former Prison

MANSFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 25 (UPI) — Organizers of the Glamour in the Slammer Bridal Show at a closed Ohio prison said nearly 40 vendors turned out to display their wares.

The organizers said nearly 500 people attended Sunday’s event at the Mansfield Reformatory to view the latest bridal fashions, the Mansfield News Journal reported Thursday.

Susan Nirode, operations manager for the former prison, said the venue has hosted four previous Glamour in the Slammer shows and the reformatory is completely booked up for 2012 weddings.

“When people ask me, ‘Why would anyone want to get married in a prison?’ I tell them to come here and check it out. You’ve got to see it to believe it. From the outside, it looks like a castle. On the inside, the Central Guardroom is just beautiful,” Nirode said. “It’s just nice to see something that was once a dark spot in peoples’ lives be turned into something bright. And we’re not taking away from the history of the place.”

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