Everybody deserves to go to the promenade and on Friday hundreds of individuals obtained the prospect to take action around the globe and proper right here within the Capital Area.
One after the other friends made their entrance to a crowd of cheering followers. After strolling down the purple carpet, they received a corsage or boutonniere, earlier than posing for the digital camera.
Almost 200 individuals obtained the star remedy at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. They hosted the primary Night time to Shine in our space, a promenade for individuals with particular wants sponsored by the Tim Tebow Basis.
“It’s superb. I’m having a lot enjoyable right here,” Mollie McEvily stated. “This is rather like marvelous and I’m having a lot enjoyable,” Emily Didonato added.
“It’s my day,” Deirdre O’Hara stated.
Deirdre was all excited to bop the night time away, and her mother, Joanne couldn’t watch for her to expertise what her sisters have.
“She’s like when is it my flip after which when she will get this time it’s like hey she’s identical to everybody else,” Joanne stated.
The night time included every part you might think about from hair and make-up to a photobooth, limo rides and even karaoke.
None of this potential with out the assistance of volunteers, and organizer Lorrie March whose three-yr-previous son Jeremiah impressed her to convey the occasion to the Capital Area.
“It’s to make it possible for we’re all collectively on one web page to be sure that the world is aware of that we love and worth these individuals with particular wants,” March stated.
One thing Joanne couldn’t be extra grateful for.
“It’s simply entire-heartwarming that folks give of their time, volunteer their time for my lovely little woman who would simply like to be part of one thing,” Joanne stated.
This was simply certainly one of 540 Night time to Shine occasions happening all over the world Friday.