Special guests get their "Night to Shine"

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - It was a "Night to Shine" Friday at Pathways Church in Appleton, where more than 200 guests had an unforgettable prom night experience.

Churches organized the "Night to Shine" prom event for people with special needs (WBAY photo)

The dance was provided for people with special needs and hosted by local churches.

Guests entered the event on a red carpet and were welcomed by a crowd of people and paparazzi.

"It's amazing. I mean, you can look around and see these guests, it's the first time they've gotten to wear a tiara and walk a red carpet and be crowned king and queen of the prom. They are the center of attention, which is what this is all about," event director Carrie-Ann Kulinski said.

Appleton's "Night to Shine" was coordinated with more than 700 prom nights across all 50 states and in other countries, as well. The event is sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and is now in ifs fifth year.

"Night to Shine" was free for its registered guests, who were also provided with limousine rides, a catered dinner, corsages and boutonnieres, and hair and makeup stations.

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