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Thousands go home as Prom King and Queen after attending ' A Night to Shine'

Posted at 10:30 PM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 23:44:48-05

LAFAYETTE — The red carpet was rolled out as more than 200 prom goers made their way to the dance floor at 'A Night to Shine," hosted at One Church in Lafayette.

"So we rolled out the red carpet and we're celebrating all of the gifts of life in the community," Pastor Bobby Richard said.

'A Night to Shine' is put on by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Thousands of prom kings and queens were crowned at prom nights across the country. Starting in 2015, it now takes place in all 50 states and even 16 countries. It gives teenagers and adults with special needs a chance to take part in a right of passage just like everyone else.

"It's that actual night we all get to have together for one night," Grant Lavergne said.

Lavergne is a high school junior and couldn't wait to hit the dance floor.

"When I was 14, I started, and I was kind of nervous but my mom said go and dance, so ever since then I have been fine with this dance," Lavergne said.

It was clear this is a night so many have been looking forward to.

"We get a chance every February to go and see everybody and they could be from your school or summer camp," Lavergne said.

At the end of the night, everybody left as prom Kings and Queens.

Learn more about 'A Night to Shine' here.