Karsen Weldon, Miss Teen Spirit of the South 2012, is now a busy college student at the University of Tennessee but recently took time out to host “Princess 4 A Day” at the Boys and Girls Club of Morristown.
“Princess 4 A Day” is a program offering activities that let girls enjoy being a true “princess.”
“It is designed to help girls feel special and know that they are loved. It builds self-esteem in girls and builds friendships that will last a lifetime,” said Eugene Whaley, Boys and Girls Club unit director.
During the 2012 celebration, 17 girls ranging in ages from 8 to 11 received a tiara, hair style, make-over and princess bag and completed a craft – a 4×6 autograph card. They were each able to have their picture made with Weldon.
Weldon provided the makeover, completing all the make-up for each girl who participated. She used the time to get to know each girl and share little insights about herself as well as the importance of the girls loving themselves, having a positive, healthy outlook and developing self-esteem.
Whaley said, “This is the second time Karsen has hosted this event with our club. A different group of girls were able to meet Karsen and be influenced by an example of what a ‘lady’ should be.
“Both of the times have been different as well as meaningful to the young girls. This time was special because Karsen did each girl’s make-up and really used that time to dig in and hear each girl’s heart,” Whaley added.
The Boys and Girls Club of Morristown is a participating agency of the United Way of Hamblen County.