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Tenn. church throws ‘Joy Prom’ for people with disabilities

A church in Memphis arranged a prom for people with disabilities called the Memphis Joy Prom, complete with a red carpet, a makeup station, limos and tiaras.

People in the community donated prom dresses and a church member offered to cover tuxedo rentals from Men’s Warehouse for the 110 attendees.

“This was our first one, and it was unbelievable,” organizer Ashley Parks told FOX 17.

About 350 volunteers helped pull off the event, including Rick Trotter, the announcer for the Memphis Grizzlies basketball team. Trotter announced every prom attendee’s name as they walked down the red carpet.


  • M. Harris

    What a wonderful night for these special folks. It is great to know that they are being treated to a night to remember!

  • Brian

    You don’t have to go all the way to Tennessee to find this. Life Community Church in Jamestown has held an Exceptional Student Prom for the last few years, with the next one coming up this month. The most rewarding thing I’ve ever served at without a doubt!

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