Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Wooster, Ohio (Nick Cleveland, senior pastor), was the site of Friday’s Night to Shine in Wooster. The Wooster Daily Record shared the details. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
A few miles down the road, in Pickerington, Ohio, Grace Fellowship (Keith Minier, senior pastor), hosted the event for central Ohio. WBNS, 10TV, reported on the event. A portion of their broadcast appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
A prom-like experience like no other
It was another year of pulling out all the stops to provide the ultimate prom-like experience for teen and adult members of the special needs community at Friday’s Night to Shine at Wooster’s Grace Church.
It was the biggest year yet with nearly 300 participants and more than 300 volunteers.
In addition to a red carpet for the participants and their volunteer buddies complete with screaming fans and photographers taking photos of the stars as they arrived, there were many things to enjoy during the three-hour experience — a meal, dancing, games, karaoke, limousine rides and more. This year’s event even had mascot Slider from the Cleveland Indians.
The free event is courtesy not only of Grace Church, but also Sycamore Church in Wooster and the Tim Tebow Foundation, which provided seed money to help it start locally and across the world. The Tim Tebow Foundation started the worldwide event six years ago, and Wooster had its first one four years ago.
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Tim Tebow organization holds prom for people with special needs in central Ohio
But there’s a different kind of dance that was held on Friday night.
Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is hosted by over 700 churches across all 50 states and in 34 countries.
Grace Fellowship in Pickerington expected over 200 guests to walk through their doors tonight for an unforgettable experience.
“We get to be — in our community — loving a group of people who are often times overlooked and this is a night we get to celebrate them. It’s incredible,” said Ronee de Leon, director of Connections and Local Impact at Grace Fellowship.
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