Boyle ‘Princess Project’ provides prom dresses for dozens of girls

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.

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Volunteer Roxie Bennett puts a necklace on Abriana Norris.

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Volunteers Paula Cavanaugh, left, and Kelley Lassiter, center, help Keura Davis pick out a purse to match her dress.

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Volunteer Pam Barrick, left, adjusts the back of Karly Bott’s dress, while Mariah McLean puts a bracelet on her wrist.

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Abriana Norris, center, and Karly Bott, right, pick out jewelry with the help of Patsy Hensley, left, and other volunteers.

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Mary Kay Consultant Connie Snyder and volunteer Paula Cavanaugh, left, help Keura Davis and Kaley Vickers with make up.

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Keura Davis applies make up with advice from Connie Snyder, Mary Kay consultant.

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Volunteers Roxie Bennett, left, and Dawn Wise, center, help Allanah McBride select jewelry.

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Zhirtien Warmack, center, puts earrings in while volunteers, from left, Kerri Wastell, Pam Barrick, and Paula Cavanaugh, and Ramona Karsner, chief academic officer at the Kentucky School for the Deaf, help her pick out items.

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Mary Kay Consultant Connie Snyder gives a free makeover to Abriana Norris on Friday. Snyder gave the girls make up tips and samples to help them get ready for their prom days.

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Ginny Hogue, left, looks at a card in Jemima Chong’s bag. All of the girls were given cards in the bags that held the make up, jewelry, purses and even shoes that girls picked out to go with their dresses.