A ‘Night to Shine’ for 175 special needs teens and adults in Rome. Photo gallery of special prom event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

A ‘Night to Shine’ for 175 special needs teens and adults in Rome. Photo gallery of special prom event at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church in partnership with Tim Tebow Foundation.

A busy dance floor at the Night to Shine event on Friday at PVSBC. (Facebook photo)

It was definitely a ‘Night to Shine’ at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church on Friday night as the church hosted the annual special needs prom event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. PVSBC was one of 655 churches around the globe hosting the event. Other churches in the region hosting a ‘Night to Shine’ event included Second Baptist Church in Cedartown, Faith United Methodist Church in Cartersville and Calhoun First Baptist Church.

There were 175 registered guests at the Rome event, up from last year’s total of 123, plus there were nearly 340 volunteers on hand to make sure all guests had a special evening.

“Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older,” says Shasta Farrer, owner of Shasta Daises’ Boutique and coordinator of the PVSBC event.

“This year’s prom is almost double in size of any other prom we’ve had over the last three years. It takes a village to plan and physically do everything and this year, I have had that village and support more so than ever. The staff at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church, to our church family, our community and to all of our local schools. It has just been a blessing.”

Top sponsors for the event include Advance Kids, Home Depot, Lowe’s and Truett’s Chick-fil-A. All guests got the royal treatment, including limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, pictures, and, of course, enjoyed the dance floor. To top it all off, each guest was crowned king or queen of the prom. Background

Prom guests and their dance buddies. Facebook photo from PVSBC.
Prom guests and their dance buddies. Facebook photo from PVSBC.

 

Prom guests walk the Red Carpet. Facebook photo.
Prom guests and their dance buddies. Facebook photo from PVSBC.
Prom guests and their dance buddies. Facebook photo from PVSBC.
Prom guests. Facebook photo from PVSBC.

 

 

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