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Night to Shine in Rome

A prom in Rome celebrates people with special needs.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2019 11:00 PM
Updated: Feb. 8, 2019 11:05 PM

ROME- A prom in Rome celebrates people with special needs.

The Night to Shine Prom in Rome took place at the Mohawk Valley Community College Campus.

Tim Tebow is the founder and he partners with almost 700 churches all over the world to make this prom happen every year.

Every guest gets to walk down the red carpet, they're crowned prom king and queen, and they're treated like royalty the entire night. 

Volunteers say this event makes them so happy. "To see the smiles on their faces, and their eyes light up when you put a little bit of makeup on and make them feel extra special," said Volunteer, Jillian Swistak.

Stephen Clark who is the Executive Director said it's all about inclusion. "It lets them know that there's a group that really love them, that care about them, that want to make sure that they know how special they are and that's just the opportunity we have and really it's a big community effort."

The prom always happnes the Friday before Valentine's Day.

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