4th Annual Night to Shine Allows Everyone to Experience Prom

Night to Shine happens all over the United States and allows people who might not get a chance to experience their own school's prom a night to feel incredibly special.

PROCTOR, Minn. – Night to Shine Prom for people with special needs welcomed 150 guests and their invited guests for a night of celebration at Proctor High School.

Night to Shine happens all over the United States and allows people who might not get a chance to experience their own school’s prom a night to feel incredibly special.

In Proctor, the evening is also put on through Augustana Lutheran Church with help from many donors.

It includes dinner, dancing, and even a quiet space for individuals who need some time away from the commotion.

More than 200 volunteers make it happen and celebrate every single person who walks through the door.

“This is an event where they can come in and be them they can dress however they need to dress to be comfortable they can make whatever noises they can jump they can sing they can do whatever they need to and nobody questions it,” said Mollie Haag, a coordinator for Night to Shine.

The evening welcomes people with special needs who are 14 years of age or older.

They are welcomed to come with a guest and encouraged the night away.

“It makes me feel like everyone is supported and makes me feel like everything is going well and it’s just for people to get opportunities that usually don’t get opportunities,” said Tana Driscoll, who attended the prom for the third year.

You can learn more about Night to Shine here.

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