'Princess for a Day' promises magical day for Make-A-Wish - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

'Princess for a Day' promises magical day for Make-A-Wish

A few spots still remain for the fourth annual Princess for a Day event to benefit Make-A-Wish, happening Saturday, April 25 from 1 – 3:p.m. at Cathedral Baptist Church Family Life Center.  Princess wannabes get the royal treatment with full hair, make-up and nail treatments. 

Over the last three years, the magical day has raised over $20,000 and granted the wishes of three Make-A-Wish children.

“When I attended each of the wish grantings, it brought tears to my eyes to see the amount of joy that each child experienced and how grateful they were when they found out their one true wish was being granted,” said Mollie Parker Potgieter, founder of the event.  She and her mother, Donna, have worked tirelessly to keep event going. 

Potgieter started “Princess for a Day” to help Make-A-Wish. “I was in elementary school and had a friend with cancer who had his wish granted, “ said Potgieter. “His wish granting brought so much joy to his life during a difficult time, and to this day still brings his parents so much joy. When my friend lost his battle to cancer not long after his wish granting, I knew that, in his honor, I wanted to do everything that I could to raise money and volunteer for Make-A-Wish.” 

Princesses will learn to dance like a ballerina at this year's event. There's story time, crafts and a tea party.  Even a tiara presented by a princess is part of the royal treatment. A professional photographer will be available to capture special princess moments. 

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased until they're sold out. You can find them at Confetti Formal Wear, J. Christopher Toys and Gifts or PayPal: parkerhome@hotmail.com.

Copyright 2015 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • AR highways closed for high water

    AR highways closed for high water

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:59 AM EST2018-02-21 11:59:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:59 AM EST2018-02-22 16:59:23 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

    As storms and rain move through this morning, damage and flooding reports are coming in from across the area.

  • Poplar Bluff PD searching for suspected shoplifter

    Poplar Bluff PD searching for suspected shoplifter

    Thursday, February 22 2018 10:19 AM EST2018-02-22 15:19:55 GMT

    The area around Shelby Road in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is on lockdown following an incident involving a suspected shoplifter at a business in the area.

    The area around Shelby Road in Poplar Bluff, Missouri is on lockdown following an incident involving a suspected shoplifter at a business in the area.

  • Juvenile arrested in school threat investigation

    Juvenile arrested in school threat investigation

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:46 AM EST2018-02-22 12:46:48 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:49 AM EST2018-02-22 14:49:08 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A juvenile is in custody as investigators look into a school threat in Batesville.

    A juvenile is in custody as investigators look into a school threat in Batesville.

Powered by Frankly