April 6, 2018
Quickly approaching is the 500 Festival’s favorite season; a time when the sun starts shining, the black and white take hold and we’re in full gear toward the month of May. Our love for this time of year is rooted in the racing, running, festivities and celebration, so to continue the spirit of sharing things that make us happy, the 33 500 Festival Princesses have rounded up 33 things that they are loving this spring!
“Since Steph’s from Indy and almost all of her looks and reviews for places are things I could actually do too!” – Lauren Bryant
“Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin have covered everything from the opioid addiction to snoring and wrinkles. I find it perfect for a longer drive, as most episodes are roughly 40 minutes long.” – Olga Vlashyn
“It's the perfect pick-me-up during a rainy day or when I feel like I might be catching a cold... plus, it gives me a nice energy boost when I need to get a lot of studying done.” – Hallie Wright
“Leslie Knope is my spirit animal and I loved that it was set in Indiana because there was so much Hoosier humor.” – Carolina Vogel
“Also, I'm loving the support from Delaware County that Ball State Best Buddies is receiving this semester. More people than even are standing for inclusion, and breaking down barriers.” – Emma Haney
The 500 Festival Princesses are down-to-earth and relatable, but they stand out! With over 120 community outreaches planned across Indiana, the Princesses are busy impacting the lives making their mark in the community. Through the 500 Festival Leadership Development Program, presented by BKD, the Princesses have had the opportunity to engage with Indianapolis leaders who help guide their passionate and ambitious goals.