YWCA gets Princess gift

LIHUE — Renae Hamilton, director of the YWCA of Kauai, was surprised Wednesday morning when Jeanette Huttger, owner of Salon J in Kapaa, walked in with $2,000.

The contributions represented proceeds from Princess Day on Sunday, which was hosted by Huttger and the staff and friends of Salon J.

This was the third year Salon J has hosted the event for young girls between 3 through 13 years old, offering them hair, nails, and makeup treatment.

“We were lucky to have C&N Photography come out to help,” Huttger said. “Previously, Jackie Lopez, my daughter would have photos, but the problem was trying to locate the girls to get them the photos. C&N Photography not only had a collage of all the photos she took during the day, she had the photos printed while the girls were still there so they could take them when they left.”

Hamilton said she appreciated the contribution and said it will be used for the family violence shelter program.

Huttger said she is already planning for next year’s Princess Day.

“I was especially pleased when we had several girls with special needs take advantage of the event,” she said. “I have a relative who has a child with special needs and they have their hands full without having time to even think about an event like this.”

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