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High Point church hosts prom for kids with special needs

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Students with special needs in Guilford County got the Hollywood treatment as they arrived to the prom Friday night.

“She is so excited,” said Quan Barrett as she helped her daughter Jasmine get ready. ”She was ready to put her dress on two days ago.”

Jasmine, a 17-year-old special needs student from Northeastern Guilford, will join more than 90 other students attending the prom hosted by Life Community Church.

Students arrived in a limo, welcomed by cheering fans on a red carpet with the flashing cameras of paparazzi. The church and more than 150 volunteers helped make the night happen that included a band, dinner and even donated dresses and tuxedos for the students — all at no charge to the students.

“Our heart is to see something that is offered to everybody and they usually aren’t able to partake in it,” said Ryan Robertson, with Life Community Church, that has hosted the prom for four years. “We dance with them, get to hang out with them … so we love it. This is just a great way for us to be involved in service leadership right here in the Triad.”

6 comments

  • Because I can

    This is too sweet …love it ! So great to hear things like this to lift your spirits, thanks so much to all involved i am sure it meant the world to these wonderful kids, I know it put a smile on my face just seeing it!!!

  • llw

    This is absolutely wonderful. These kids are precious and deserved the special night. Hats off to the volunteers and the church staff for making their dreams become reality.

    • Ashley p.

      Tracy Life-community church has hosted it for 3 or 4 years now. You can contact them for more info. I am sure they will host again next year.

  • Tamara Hine

    Really wish the northwest Guilford kids would have known. My son would have loved to have went.

  • Kim

    This is truly a blessing for these terrific teens. My son has went 3 years in a row and really enjoys himself. I just want to say thank you to Life Community Church and all the volunteers that help make this happen. God is Awesome!

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