Editorial — 'Night to Shine' is an event that truly does shines

Date Published: 
Feb. 2, 2018

‘Night to Shine’ is an event that truly does shine

The Ocean View Church of Christ participated in the Tim Tebow Foundation’s “Night to Shine” event last year, joining with more than 540 churches around the world to celebrate 90,000 honored guests, with the support of 175,000 volunteers.

With any new event, there is always some uncertainty with how it will be received, how much support from volunteers can be garnered and, most importantly, how succesful an event it turns out to be in the end.

The Night to Shine was a huge, huge success.

Basically, the Night to Shine is a “prom-night experience” for people 14 and older who have special needs. Participants will get a ride in a limo to the event, dropped off at the entrance and enter on a red carpet. There will be volunteers doing hair and makeup, shoe-shining areas, corsages, boutonnieres and dinner.

“They’ll get gifts,” explained Ocean View Church of Christ’s the Rev. Ethan Magee. “Of course, there’s going to be dancing and a D.J. The night is going to end with every single one of our guests being crowned a king or queen of the prom.”

It’s a special night, for those participating as guests, and those who volunteer to make it special. Last year’s Night to Shine had close to 50 attendees at Ocean View Church of Christ. Organizers would like to see 100 at this year’s Feb. 9 event. Shine on.

For more information, visit www.ccovde.org.