Hartselle native James Horner dances at the Night to Shine event in 2023. 

Local church holding Night to Shine event this weekend

Special to the Enquirer 

Fairview–The Grace Place announced the church will serve as one of more than 500 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine simultaneously Feb. 9. 

Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, Night to Shine is described as an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement will take place in all 50 states and 16 countries. 

Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and “paparazzi.” Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each honored guest, a Respite Room for parents and caretakers and a dance floor. This will all lead up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. 

“Night to Shine is my favorite night of the year. It’s also a favorite night for thousands and thousands of kings and queens all over the world that we crown at the end of this prom,” said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation. “Every town, every village, every state and every country needs to host a Night to Shine for their special-needs community. It’s a time in which people can work together and be a part of something significant and life-changing – and be blessed in the process. It’s about being a part of one team: God’s team.” 

The foundation also committed millions in financial support to hundreds of churches needing assistance in hosting the event. 

When Night to Shine launched in 2015, 44 host churches and 15,000 volunteers worked together to honor more than 7,000 kings and queens of the prom. February 2017, 375 host churches and 150,000 volunteers came together to celebrate 75,000 honored guests with special needs. 

For additional information on the Night to Shine hosted by Fairview–The Grace Place in Falkville, visit fairviewthegraceplace.com. For more information on the worldwide movement of Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, visit: www.timtebowfoundation.org/index.php/night-to-shine/. 

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