CLARKSVILLE — It was a “Night to Shine” for thousands across the US and abroad who stepped out of the crowd to receive the red-carpet treatment most commonly reserved for the stars. And — #LeaveNoDoubt — Clara Gibson, James Hall, Cooper Lewis, Matthew Lewis and Zach McCracken, from Clinton-Massie High School were among those who shone the brightest.
Feb. 10 marked Tim Tebow’s third annual Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience where for one night of the year — 375 locations in all 50 states and 11 countries — hosted a gala for 75,000 honored guests through the support of 150,000 volunteers.
According to Tebow, sponsors of the event wanted to “change Valentine’s Day from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love for people with special needs.”
As guests arrived at the Christ’s Church in Mason, they were greeted by escort buddies who would guide them throughout the evening that they might enjoy the true prom experience.
The first stop of the night was the official coat check area and then a salon for the ladies offering gorgeous hair styling and manicures. Guests also enjoyed a delicious dinner, spending time in the game room, dance and party area, posing for photos and taking in a movie.
Prom goers took advantage of spending time with friends both old and new and making memories that will be sure to last for years to come.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.