The Miss Akron-Canton Scholarship Program held a princess party Feb. 21 to show girls ages 2 to 10 that any girl can be a princess.

The Miss Akron-Canton Scholarship Program held a princess party Feb. 21 to show girls ages 2 to 10 that any girl can be a princess. The party was held at the Greentown Community Park Building with about 21 princesses in attendance. The Scholarship program is co-directed by mother and daughter, Ann Krucek and Allie Hoffman.

The girls got to meet Miss Ohio, Mackenze Bart, a student at The Ohio State University. She shared her talent with the girls which is a ventriloquist act she did with her diva puppet named Roxy. They took time to sing songs and tell jokes to the girls.

“The little princesses were laughing and it was so cute to see,” Ann Krucek said.

The girls got to take part in several activities throughout the day. They had centers where they got their hair, makeup and nails done provided by Georgie International Beauty Institute. The hairstyles were topped off with a tiara fit for a princess.

The girls also decorated wands and made cards for patients at Akron Children's' Hospital, which is part of the Children's Miracle Network, Miss America's national platform. They also enjoyed a snack of cookies and fruit kabobs and got to have storytime with Miss Ohio.

The story, “Not All Princesses Dress In Pink” kept in the spirit of showing the girls anybody can be a princess.

“It's a really cute story about how not all princesses wear pink and about how princesses can do anything.” Ann Krucek said.

The book was autographed by Mackenzie and given as a door prize.

The girls got a chance to get head shots done by Slyvart Photography Studio in Barberton, which gave one free download for each guest and additional photos that the girls could purchase.

Prizes were given at the party which included four raffle baskets  that each had their own theme.