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.”

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