HANNAH WIGHAM

HANNAH WIGHAM

DEXTER (AP) — A Maine eighth grader’s idea may bring some good news to the newspaper industry.

Thirteen-year-old Hannah Wigham of Garland and her grandmother made a gown out of Bangor Daily News papers for the Ridge View Community School’s big spring dance in Dexter.

Hannah says she got the idea during April vacation, saying it highlights her views about the importance of recycling.

Then she got her grandmother, Patricia Brawn of Dexter, on the case.

Brawn fastened complicated folds with red duct tape and placed a heart made out of an old red zipper on the chest. The two also worked in a few funnies and a lot of crosswords, but stayed away from political stories so the outfit wouldn’t make too much of a statement.

All told, it cost $18.