WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Indianapolis 500 Festival Princesses were out in the community this week to educate kids about the big race.
The princesses helped Girl Scout Troops 1436, 1502 and 2748 in West Lafayette make black and white bracelets, color race car pictures, and also learn about the meanings behind the racing flags.
Purdue student and 500 Festival Princess, Kelsey Sager said there are eight 500 Festival Princesses from Purdue, which are the most from any school this year.
Sager, a former girl scout herself, said the scouts and festival princesses have had a lot in common.
"What the girl scouts do and what they mean compared to what the 500 Festival Princesses do, I think there's a lot of similar values, such as trustworthiness, going out in the community and giving back, and getting along with others," said Sager.
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