Finding the perfect dress: people with special needs get ready for ‘Night to Shine’ prom

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In just three days, 600 churches from across the world are hosting a prom night that people will never forget. Including a church here in northeast Kansas.

But before you show off your best moves, you have to get a dress, a suit, a tie…all so you can have a Night to Shine.

Especially for 15-year-old Jaimie Thrasher.

“She’s getting all glammed up, I’m going to do her hair, I’m going to do make up,” Brandy Deloach said. “I’m going to do it all for her so she’ll be looking the best she can, even though no matter what she wears she will.”

Because Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine” prom is something she’s been dreaming of for a while now.
It’s a prom for people with special needs.

“We give them the whole royal treatment, they come into a warm red carpet welcome, we get to do limo rides, a catered dinner, popcorn bar, face painting, photo booth,” one of the event coordinators, Jennifer Eschmann said.

But on Tuesday night, Jaimie got to pick out her dream dress, all for free.

People have donated dozens of dresses, ties, and suits for people to come find the perfect fit.

“I remember what it was like whenever I was a freshman, picking out the dress, so for her to be able to experience this im really excited,” Deloach said.

And when you ask Jaimie what she’s most excited for….

“The dress,” she said smiling.

So come Friday night, she’ll be walking into the prom with a purple sparkling gown, because it will truly be a night to shine.

The Night to Shine prom is this Friday at the downtown Topeka Ramada Inn.

There are still a few tickets left if you or someone you know would like to attend the special night, we have the information below on how to do so.

You can either go to the Grace Community Church website by clicking here or you can email: jennifer.e@gcctopeka.org.

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