A Night to Shine in Proctor

A prom for those with special needs was held in Proctor. Attendees rode in limos, took pictures, and danced.

PROCTOR, Minn. – A Night to Shine is a prom for those with special needs. On Friday night in Proctor, the lights shone brightly on the kings and queens of this special night.

Kyle Leske attended A Night to Shine and by the look on his face, it’s something he will never forget. “I got surprised,” said Leske.

A Night to Shine is a prom hosted by Augustana Lutheran Church at Proctor High School for people with special needs.

“I hope everybody out here has a great time and enjoys themselves and remembers the great times they have because we didn’t get to do this all the time and it’s just a night to remember,” said prom attendee Christine Rogers.

Over 200 volunteers came out to help with the event. “It’s very humbling to be able to do something like this for the community and allow people to feel like this and just feel God’s love,” said event coordinator Mollie Haag.

The celebration in Proctor is one of 375 proms happening around the world and started by the Tim Tebow Foundation. “There’s been nothing like it,” said Haag.

From limos to a red carpet, the entire experience was a fairy tale. “I definitely feel like Cinderella,” said attendee Courtney Ritchie.

Pictures will capture these moments where kings and queens ruled this night.

Pictures will capture these moments where kings and queens ruled this night. “It seemed really fun and nice to since Friday nights are usually sort of boring for me. It seemed fun,” said Ritchie.

Whether it was their very first prom or if they’ve been to a few, this night will never lose its glow. “It puts tears in my eyes of happiness,” said Rogers.

The Tim Tebow Foundation gave a $8,500 grant for the prom in Proctor. Events were held in all fifty states and eleven countries around the world.

The tim tebow foundation gave a 8,500 dollar grant for the prom in proctor. Events were held in all fifty states and eleven countries around the world.

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