(GDN) — Persons with special needs will have a evening to remember in less than two weeks.
For the second year in a row, the Night to Shine Prom in Goldsboro will be held in virtual format.
However, organizer Donna Countryman with the First Baptist Church says they have plenty of special live activities leading up to the evening’s main event.
A “Night to Shine Parade” with a Hollywood theme for the honored guests will be held at The First Church from 1 – 3 PM on Friday, February 11th.
Countryman says, once the honored guests get the finishing touches put on their evening attire, they’ll hop into one of the vehicles that will escort them through the crowd of onlookers.
The community is invited to come cheer on the Night to Shine attendees during the parade.
Countryman says city council members, including Mayor David Ham, have volunteered to attend and drive the honored guests during the parade.
Volunteers from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the Southern Wayne ROTC, and cheerleaders will alsohelp make the night extra special for the honored guests.
Later, the honored guests will take part in the virtual Night to Shine Prom at their homes with their families.
Countryman says many of these individuals with special needs never had the chance to attend a prom until this event.
She says the goal is to make sure the honored guests know they are loved and cherished, and that god has a special place in this world for them.
First Baptist Church partnered with The First Church for this year’s Night to Shine.
Night to Shine is an initiative of the Tim Tebow organization.