SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The Annual Little Princess Ball sponsored by Communities In Schools (CIS) and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation had another magical year. Each February the Little Princess Ball is held for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade accompanied by an adult male role model.
Little princesses came dressed in their prettiest dresses, ball gowns, and favorite princess costumes. Little girls in sparkly shoes, princess slippers with tiaras and bright smiling faces filled the Brunswick Center in Southport and the Brunswick Center at Stone Chimney Place in Supply. It was a special afternoon filled with dancing, balloons, food, face painting, games, and memories to last a lifetime.
Hundreds of girls and their male role models danced, laughed and made memories. Refreshments were provided and every girl took home their very own tiara with streamers.
“This year we had 223 tickets sold between two Little Princess Ball locations. This event is a big deal for the little girls and their mentors. At the ball this year I heard over and over ‘We look forward to this every year, it’s our favorite event!’” said Joann Shanley, CIS Development Director.
The Little Princess Ball is a chance for the little girls to feel magical, and spend quality time with their male family member, mentor, or role model, whether that is her father, grandad, uncle, older brother, or friend. The mentors step up, participating in games, dancing and even having their face painted to match their princess. The Little Princess Ball would not be possible without support from partners including Brunswick County Parks and Recreation and Brunswick Senior Resources.
More than 35 volunteers including CIS and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation staff, families, and friends, worked hard to make sure the event was a success. The Little Princess Ball is sponsored by CIS and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation.
Photographs and videos from this year’s Little Princess Ball may be viewed on the Communities In Schools of Brunswick County Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pg/CISBrunswick/photos
About Communities In Schools of Brunswick County:
Communities In Schools of Brunswick County is an accredited affiliate of the national Communities In Schools network, operating programs proven to keep students in school and on the path to graduation. Working closely with schools and partner organizations, Communities In Schools of Brunswick County uses evidence-based programs to serve students and their families. Based directly inside schools throughout the county, Communities In Schools connects students and their families to critical educational and community-based resources working hand-in-hand with schools, communities and families to identify their unique needs and surround students with a caring network of support. Learn more about Communities In Schools of Brunswick County at www.cisbrunswick.org.