Howard prom gives those with special needs a 'Night to Shine'

HOWARD (WLUK) -- Friday marked a night to shine in Howard.

Green Bay Community Church held a prom for people with special needs.

Inside the church, Morgan Bodart and her best friend KK Kittelson chatted.

With their makeup and hair almost done, it was clear the event, called "Night to Shine", was something they'd never forget.

To help Morgan and KK navigate their way through the event, volunteers like Madi Jorgensen were readily available.

"It's really fun. I'm just getting to know them," said Jorgensen.

She's also a member of the church.

"It makes me feel really proud because you get to help other people feel special. That's what the whole night's about," she said.

A short walk away from the hair and makeup room, was a red carpet with more volunteers on hand who clapped, cheered, and snapped photos.

And, prom wouldn't be complete without a crown and the dance floor.

As the music continued to play, you could say KK sumed up the night perfectly, "It's kind of awesome."

"Night to Shine" is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation which says 375 churches hosted a special needs prom worldwide.

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