A Night To Shine
Mount Pleasant Christian Church Hosts 4th Annual Night to Shine Prom Event
Writer / Johnette Cruz
Photography Provided By De Kam Studios
Mount Pleasant Christian Church joined more than 655 churches around the world in hosting their fourth annual Night to Shine Prom, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation on Friday, February 8. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.
This worldwide movement took place in all 50 states and 16 countries around the world with more than 100,000 guests and 200,000 volunteers.
Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each honored guest, a Respite Room for parents and caretakers and of course, a dance floor. All leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.
Heidi Wright, Serve Coordinator for Mount Pleasant, oversees Night to Shine. She is grateful for the team of volunteers and the impact that the evening has in her life as well.
“There is something unique and special about Night to Shine,” Wright says. “There is a depth to the love that is experienced throughout this entire event, and then when the night arrives, the energy, the excitement, the genuine joy, is like none other. Our churches, our communities, our families, we are all changed for the better as we partner to love and serve the special needs community.”
When Night to Shine launched in 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. Last February, 537 host churches and 175,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 90,000 honored guests with special needs. With the help of 900 volunteers, Mount Pleasant Christian Church hosted more than 350 honored guests and 350 caretakers for the unforgettable evening.
Mount Pleasant Christian Church is located at 381 N Bluff Rd in Greenwood. For more information, visit them online at mpcc.info or give them a call at 317-881-6727.