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Princesses help drill team dance their way to national competition

Article Date: 
21 February, 2014 (All day)

Sugar and spice and everything nice is what this year’s Troyettes are made of, especially when they appear in their best royal attire.
Nothing brings little girls out in droves like the opportunity to be treated like a princess.  Even grown-up girls like to be pampered once in a while.  So when Tammi Niederhauser was brainstorming fund-raising ideas with other drill team coaches and someone mentioned, “Princess Tea Party,” she knew it was something her team could really get excited about.
The girls and their coaches worked around the clock to make sure their little princess attendees would be the belles of the ball.  The drama department was nice enough to share old stage props to help bring the right ambience to the event.
Ninety-eight princesses from 3 to 18 years old graced Morgan High School Thursday evening all dressed to the nines. One little royal told Sarah Nye she looked just like the real Cinderella, another told Macaela McComb that she looked just like Princess Elsa and loved her sparkly jewelry.  
One particularly cute princess asked Katelynn Lee if she would “twirl” for her.  Of course Lee was happy to, but brought an even bigger smile to the little girl’s face when she asked in return, “Will you twirl for me now?”
The little princesses received a crown and a candy bracelet upon arrival and could participate in many activities fit for a queen such as fingernail painting, glamour, dancing and coloring.  Pictures were taken of each princess in the Cinderella carriage and refreshments were served.
Lisa McComb, who was the brave parent who organized the festivities, says when they plan the event next year they would love to have a larger area to work in and more volunteers.
The money raised that evening will go toward the Troyettes’ national competition held in California later this year.
Niederhauser and McComb would like to thank the drama department for sharing their talents, Carolyn Kendall for putting her wedding reception decorating skills to work, and all the moms who came out to help support their Troyettes.  “We’d mostly like to thank those beautiful princesses and their parents who came to support us.  We are so lucky to live in such a supportive community,” said Niederhauser.
The Troyettes would like to invite everyone to participate in the upcoming Mini Troyettes fundraiser as well.  This will take place March 17-19.  The cost will be $30 and they will receive a T shirt and two tickets to Night Out with the Troyettes, which will be March 20.  Please contact Niederhauser at (801) 726-9722 with any questions.