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Cathy Dyson writes about King George County. You can email her at cdyson@freelancestar.com.

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Lessons on being a princess

There’s one thing that King George does better than any area I’ve covered and that is to support community projects. Last night was no exception. The guidance department at King George High School sponsored its third annual “Princess for a Day” event. Girls were treated to makeovers, manicures and massages. Oh my! They also were abl to pick out a designer dress to wear to prom and got a lesson, during dinner, on proper etiquette during the big night.

I’ll have a story about it in Saturday’s paper. What’s most impressive is the guidance department had gathered enough gift cards, that every girl in the crowd of almost 100 juniors and seniors took something free home with her. The gifts included photo packages and certificates to restaurants and salons.

Here’s a poem that was on tables, called “How to Eat Soup:”

“Whenever you are eating soup, remember not to be a Goop!

And if you think to say this rhyme, perhaps ‘twill help you every time:

Like little boats that put to sea, I push my spoon AWAY from me;

I do not tilt my dish, nor scrape the last few drops, like a hungry ape!

Like little boats, that, almost filled, come back without their cargoes spilled, 

My spoon sails gently to my lips, unloading from the SIDE like ships.”

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