March 02, 2017
NHS/AVS 'A Night to Shine' Prom
“It was a lot of fun,” said Liz, “I thought it was a really cool thing to go to.” Added Jonathan, “I can’t wait to go back next year.”
On Friday, February 10, individuals from NHS and NHS/AVS put on their prom dresses and tuxedos and headed to the Night to Shine Prom. In western PA, 28 individuals attended proms at two local churches including Woodland Valley Church in Cranberry and The Bible Chapel in McMurray.
The event, hosted by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs. On one night, churches around the world hosted Night to Shine for thousands of honored guests. Every guest entered the complimentary event on a red carpet to a cheering crowd and friendly paparazzi. Once inside, they were given the royal treatment at hair, makeup and shoe shining stations, and as they received corsages and boutonnieres, sang in a karaoke room. They then danced the night away! The highlight was when each guest was crowned as a king or queen of the prom. “We walked down the red carpet,” commented Tess. “My favorite part was the dancing.” Megan added, “We got our hair and make-up done!”
We are grateful for the area churches and the Tim Tebow Foundation who partner with us to enrich the lives of the individuals that we serve.