Princess Tea

BGHS senior Bryce Phillips plays Belle during the meet and greet portion of the Princess Tea fundraiser Sunday, February 21, 2016. Choir director Trish Beresford said she hopes to purchase sound equipment for the choir program with the event proceeds. Abby Potter/HERALD

By Abby Potter

Princesses, pink balloons, music and dancing: many little girls’ dream. The fourth annual Princess Tea was held at Christ Episcopal Church last Sunday on Feb. 21.

The event was a fundraiser for Bowling Green High School’s choir, whose members dressed up and performed theme songs of popular Disney princesses. Before the main event, guests are welcomed by a line of princesses for a meet and greet. Snacks were provided while attendees posed for photos with their favorite princesses.

Due to the popularity of the event, two showings were available for the first time this year. According to choir director Trish Beresford, tickets to the first show sold out in 45 minutes, and the second showing sold out within 24 hours.

“Now, don’t climb on the stage during the performance! The stage is for big princesses only,” volunteer Helen Siewers said to a table of wriggling children. “Little princesses have to stay on the main floor.”

These directions were quickly forgotten when BGHS senior Emily Summar, dressed as Princess Elsa, came on stage to perform the popular song “Let It Go.”

“Elsa is definitely the most popular princess this year,” Beresford said after corralling several miniature ice princesses off the stage. Beresford plans to continue putting on the annual Princess Tea for the foreseeable future.