In keeping with tradition, the Princesses of the Kentucky Derby Festival will again be fitted with their designer sunglasses at The Eye Care Institute.

The Princesses are expected to arrive about 4:30 pm on Friday March 22, 2013 at The Eye Care Institute location at 1536 Story Avenue.  Each Princess is welcome to make her own choice from the designer sunglass selection which includes Ray Ban, Prada, Maui Jim, Burberry and others.  The Princesses will wear their sunglasses to the many outdoor events they will attend during the next several weeks.

The Princesses, a project of The Phillies, Inc. are college students who reside in Kentucky or Southern Indiana.  They are typically chosen from a pool of over one hundred applicants.  Selection is based on academic grade point average, personality and civic activities, among other attributes.  The Princesses attend dozens of public events in the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

The event is open to the public.

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The Eye Care Institute
1536 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Phone: (502) 589-1500
Fax: 502-589-1556
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