Night to shine is giving people with special needs a chance to experience a prom, not everyone gets to experience prom which is sad. its especially sad that not all special needs kids get to experience prom. So a few organizations got together to plan an event for special needs kids to experience a prom that might actually be better than the real school prom in my opinion. There are many people that are volunteering to help with this event. the event is being held at Staley upper elementary school on February 10th at 4:30-9:00. Rome alliance church and Delta lake bible conference center are teaming up to serve as one of the sites out of more that 350 sites around the world hosting a night to shine event. People at the ages of 14 and older are volunteering to help out at the event,they will provide the attendees with lasting memories and dressing up, they will also enjoy a night of dinner and dancing and most importantly making new friends. When they arrive they enter the event complimentary event on a red carpet that is complete with a warm welcome of a friendly crowd, and “Paparazzi” ready to take there picture.
Once the guest were in side they get to experience the special treatment which includes shoe shining areas, hair, makeup, corsages and boutonnieres, food, karaoke, each honored guest also get prom favors and of course the dance floor. Tim Tebow the sponsor of night to shine provides each host church with the 2017 Night to Shine Planning Manual, the night to shine prom kit, which is complete with decorations and gifts for guests.the foundation also provides financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event. Last February night to shine 2016 saw 450 percent growth, reaching 32,000 honored guests in 201 host churches with 75,000 volunteers. Night to shine 2017 promises to be the biggest event yet, with more than 375 churches already signed up to participate all around the world.