The Snowflake Princess contest began with the very first Fortville Winter Festival. The Winter Festival was started to bring the community together and welcome the winter season. The Snowflake Princess is a way for the young girls to be involved in all the festivities in a positive way. This is not a beauty contest, but a fun way to help with a wonderful charity. All girls love and want to be a princess; hence, all the girls that decide to participate are ALL Snowflake Princesses. This event is FREE, so all who want to participate can. There are sponsors who help with all costs to make this happen and make this a success. All our princesses have to do is have fun!
The main objective is to bring everyone together, have fun, meet new people, and make new friends. But we also want to incorporate a valuable lesson in helping our friends that may not have all the things they need. The Snowflake Princess contest raises money for a wonderful charity, “Shop with a Public Safety Official”. This charity helps at need children and provides them with some necessities they don’t have. There will be collection containers that our Princesses will decorate themselves and all containers will be placed at one location. The location changes each year to give different businesses the honor of sponsoring this event. Friends, family, and everyone in the community is encouraged to come in and vote for their favorite Snowflake Princess. No amount is too small and the girl that has raised the most will be our 1st place winner! Even though we have collection containers at a specific location, our contestants are welcome to collect on their own and place a container at another location. For example, mom & dad’s work or a different business. The choice is yours.
There has been a different person coordinating this event every year thus far. So there are different ideas every year and the way things are done may change slightly from the previous year. It is still pretty new, so we are trying new things and thinking of new ways to make it better. We will be going back to determining the winner by the amount she has raised. It was by random draw the last couple of years. We have some new ideas we want to try this year. We want to offer incentives for the girls to win prizes and maybe something for our friends who come in and vote by making a donation. We have many ideas we are bouncing around and once we have confirmation on these ideas we will update the website with that information. We do have a tentative schedule so please save these dates. We will update everyone with any changes on days or times if need be.