As many of you know we hosted a very special mother-daughter event with 2017 Miss America. Did you know The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. Miss America is more than a title, it’s a movement of empowering young women everywhere to achieve their dreams by providing quality scholarship assistance and honoring their commitment to helping others. (http://missamerica.org/about-us/)
It was a special time for everyone! Miss America was amazing and made each little girl feel so special. Upon arrival, they received a warm welcome, a hug and of course a crown from Miss America!
After everyone had arrived, the girls joined Miss America on the rug and listened to a sweet story. The name of the book was In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek. If you haven't read it, you should...it is one of my favorites. Miss America had them making sad faces, mad faces and really silly faces!
After the story, Miss America painted fingernails. What little girl doesn't love nail polish...but to have their nails painted by Miss America was very special! She loved on these girls the whole time!
After the nails came necklace making! They had so much fun looking through and sorting the beads! Some little ones needed assistance...it was so sweet watching these moms and daughters work on a project together.
You might be asking why we would have Miss America to Play Street Museum? Play Street is all about imaginative play and make believe so why not just have a make believe princess? While these princesses are great, are fun to have at parties and are recognizable by probably every little girl, we wanted to have a "real princess" to Play Street Museum. We believe in girls...we believe in teaching them to work hard and we believe education is important. We want to inspire these young girls and want them to know that they can be anything they want to be...whether it is Miss America or an astronaut for NASA!