A Night to Shine

For the third year, The Bible Chapel in McMurray hosted the “Night to Shine” prom experience for people with special needs, age 14 and up. Guests were paired for the evening with volunteers, totally nearly 1,000 attendees, according to an event coordinator. “Night to Shine”,┬ásponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an annual event held at 540 churches worldwide for nearly 90,000 guests, according to the foundation’s website. Parents and caregivers can watch a movie and have dinner while prom guests receive the red carpet treatment.

Dustin Kress, 15 of Claysville, waves to the upper balcony as people clap for him on the red carpet during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Jakki Wilson, 28, slow dances with Matt Marlowe, 27, during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Lucy Devlin, 22, of Mt. Lebanon has glitter applied to her hair by volunteer Diane Pent during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Attendees yell for a video during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Corey Anthony, 27, of Oakmont reacts as he receives applause on the red carpet during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Cameron Shemansky of Canonsburg slow dances with Emily Ford of Chartiers Valley during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Wendy Gallo of Ellsworth reacts after volunteer Valerie McMahon does her makeup during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Cate Deegan, a volunteer, and Colton Vazquez, 18 of Shadyside take a limo ride offered during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Ashton Buckley, 24, dances with Derek Cernicky, 47, during the “Night to Shine” prom for people with special needs on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at The Bible Chapel in McMurray. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)