Boyle ‘Princess Project’ provides prom dresses for dozens of girls
Published 8:12 am Monday, March 27, 2017
About 30 girls participated in the Princess Project, which was held at Centenary United Methodist Church in Danville Friday and Saturday.
The project provides prom dresses to local girls “for those that might not be able to afford it,” according to its website, princessprojectky.com.
Ginny Hogue, director of the Princess Project in Boyle County, said they had more than 750 dresses available this year; they plan to store the dresses, shoes, purses and jewelry for next year. All the dresses were altered and steamed for the girls to take home with them that day.
Volunteers gave their time to help the girls and Connie Snyder, Mary Kay Consultant, was there to help girls with makeovers. Hogue said it showed the “generosity of the area.”
Ramona Karsner, chief academic officer for the Kentucky School for the Deaf, was there, having brought 11 girls from the school.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our girls. It makes them feel like princesses,” Karsner said. “They’ve been looking forward to this all week.”
Girls from Boyle County, Casey County and Garrard County were able to participate in the event, Hogue said. Lincoln County girls were invited, but they have a similar program there, she said.
SO YOU KNOW
To donate, sign up for next year, or learn about volunteering for Boyle County’s Princess Project, visit princessprojectky.com. Donations are accepted throughout the year at Centenary United Methodist.