Night to Shine gives people with special needs the prom of a lifetime

Church to host prom for people with special needs

GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — A Night to Shine is a prom event focused on people with special needs and their loved ones. The nationwide event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Mount Pleasant Christian Church in Greenwood is going to be hopping like a Hollywood movie premiere. Guests are welcomed with paparazzi and a red carpet, then they can go eat, do karaoke, have hair and makeup done, get a limo ride, and get that star treatment. But it doesn’t stop there. At the end of the night, everyone is crowned a king or queen, so everyone can be put in the spotlight.

Mount Pleasant Christian Church says while the guests are rocking the evening away on the dance floor, parents and caretakers can enjoy a bit of a night off in another part of the campus. This time together gives them a chance to talk to other caretakers about their experiences and get to know others in similar situations.

This is the 5th year for the Night to Shine event. There are 720 churches around the world putting on this event Friday night, and they expect around 100,000 prom attendees to be crowned. The red carpet rolls out at 6 p.m. and the festivities continue throughout the evening.

Church to host prom for people with special needs