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PRESS PHOTOS BY LORI PATRICKGuests enter Riverbend Community Church for their prom night to a cheering crowd complete with paparazzi. PRESS PHOTOS BY LORI PATRICKGuests enter Riverbend Community Church for their prom night to a cheering crowd complete with paparazzi.
Hairstylist Sam Dean, of Macungie, adds curls to a guest’s hair. The hair and makeup team volunteered their services for prom night. Hairstylist Sam Dean, of Macungie, adds curls to a guest’s hair. The hair and makeup team volunteered their services for prom night.
Guests pause from dance floor fun to have a catered meal provided by Chick-fil-A. Guests pause from dance floor fun to have a catered meal provided by Chick-fil-A.
Spiffy looks are tended to by Charlie Neogra, from the Poconos, and Mark Tramontina, of Saylorsburg, who shined shoes for guests. Spiffy looks are tended to by Charlie Neogra, from the Poconos, and Mark Tramontina, of Saylorsburg, who shined shoes for guests.
Prom guests dance and sing the night away to songs that made them want to stay on the floor. Guests made a train and did the chicken dance while caretakers helped those in wheelchairs with the movements to hiphop, disco and Top 40 music. Prom guests dance and sing the night away to songs that made them want to stay on the floor. Guests made a train and did the chicken dance while caretakers helped those in wheelchairs with the movements to hiphop, disco and Top 40 music.
Tobias Hibbs, of Saylorsburg, with TH Photo takes portraits for the prom with a frame made of balloons. Another backdrop was red carpet style with sponsor logos and Night to Shine in silkscreen style. Tobias Hibbs, of Saylorsburg, with TH Photo takes portraits for the prom with a frame made of balloons. Another backdrop was red carpet style with sponsor logos and Night to Shine in silkscreen style.
A highlight of the Tim Tebow Foundation proms is the crowning of king and queen. The beauty of Night to Shine’s concept is every guest receives a crown and feels like royalty. A highlight of the Tim Tebow Foundation proms is the crowning of king and queen. The beauty of Night to Shine’s concept is every guest receives a crown and feels like royalty.

‘The time of my life’

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by Lori Patrick Special to The Press in Local News

At Night to Shine: every guest a king, queen

It surely was a Night to Shine during the Tim Tebow Foundation annual prom held Feb. 9 in churches around the world for persons with special needs. The Lehigh Valley host church was Riverbend Community Church on Roble Road in Allentown. Pastor Joe Velarde was the master of ceremonies.

This year 700 churches hosted the event. Emotions of pure joy were apparent the entire evening from the guests, cheering observers, caregivers, volunteers and businesses offering their services for free such as several photographers acting as paparazzi.

DJ’s played music that kept the guests running to the dance floor. Makeup and hair styling services were set up and a shoe shine station was provided.

Boutonnieres and corsages were given to each guest. For dinner Chick-fil-A donated chicken tenders with salad, fruit, condiments and chips.

Every guest was crowned king or queen, a highlight of the evening. They danced hard, formed a train, did the chicken dance, sang, smiled, laughed and created memories they will not soon forget.

Contact the Tim Tebow Foundation to find out how you can support this event in the future via donation or volunteer.