First Ladies host Princess Retreat

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The first ladies of Northwestern State University and Nicholls State University collaborated on a service project for young ladies from the Boys and Girls Club of El Camino Real and Cane River Children’s Services prior to the Northwestern State-Nicholls State football game Oct. 6. Northwestern State’s Jennifer Maggio and Nicholls State’s Allison Clune hosted the inaugural Princess Retreat, an event to empower girls and promote inner beauty, good health, kindness, self-confidence and positive support networks. Volunteers from several campus organizations helped with the event by decorating the Student Union Ballroom with Disney Princess characters, floral arrangements, a snack table, a selfie-booth and beauty stations for nails and skincare. Maggio, who has initiated several service projects on campus, hopes to make the Princess Retreat an annual event and collaborate with the first ladies of other University of Louisiana System schools on future service projects.