Churches, community partners join forces for a ‘Night to Shine’

For the second year Hillcrest Baptist Church and The Crossing Church, with their community partners Clallam Mosaic, Camp Beausite, and Wilderness Escapes, will join more than 450 churches around the world to host the annual free “Night to Shine,” sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, Feb. 9, from 6-9 p.m.

Serving the North Olympic Peninsula and individuals with special needs age 14 and older, the prom will be held at the Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Every guest of “Night to Shine” enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a a friendly crowd and paparazzi.

Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment — including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, dancing, and prom favors, all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom.

During the evening, a respite room is provided for parents and caretakers, complete with dinner and massages.

“This is an opportunity to celebrate our friends, neighbors and family members with special needs, a chance for them to dress up, have a night on the town and make friends and memories in a safe and fun setting,” said William Gullick, pastor at Hillcrest and chairman of the event.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 125 guests, as well as 125 volunteers who will act as companions or buddies.

Get guest registration forms by calling 360-775-5693 or by sending an email to: clallamnts@gmail.com.

Forms may can be picked up in Port Angeles at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 205 Black Diamond Road; at Clallam Mosaic, 301 E. Lopez Ave., No. 4, and at The Crossing Church, 43 O’Brien Road.

For updates and photos from the 2017 Clallam “Night to Shine,” visit https://www.facebook.com/ClallamNTS/.

About ‘Night to Shine’

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. In February 2017, 375 host churches and 150,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 75,000 honored guests with special needs. The 2018 “Night to Shine” 2018 event is expected to take place in more than 500 locations in all 50 states and on six continents this February.

For more information about Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit: www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/.

The Tim Tebow Foundation exists to bring “faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need.” The foundation has seven areas of outreach: W15H, Timmy’s Playrooms, Orphan Care, Adoption Aid, the Tebow CURE Hospital, Team Tebow and “Night to Shine.” See www.timtebowfoundation.org.

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