Sunland's Night to ShineBy Beth Basford
On February 12, Sunland residents and staff had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine. This event is designed to provide an extraordinary prom night experience for people with special needs. Rivertown Community Church in Marianna served as one of over 200 host churches for this global event which took place simultaneously at participating churches around the world. Night to Shine included a red carpet entrance with “paparazzi” snapping photos of the honored guests upon their arrival, hair and makeup beauty stations, shoeshines, thrilling limousine rides, a dance floor, delicious refreshments and much more. As a special touch, guests also received beautiful corsages or boutonnieres and tiaras or crowns.
Special thanks to Rivertown Church Family Pastor Paul Smith, Jennie Ann Dean, and a host of Jackson County professionals for lending their time and talent to this phenomenal night.
Night to Shine is:
A worldwide movement.
Changing Valentine’s Day weekend from simply a celebration of love, to a celebration of God’s love for people with special needs.
An unforgettable prom night experience.
A celebration of the value of life.
A night when all guests are kings and queens of the prom.
Tim Tebow explains his vision: "When I was 15 years old, I began to realize the importance of fighting for people who can't fight for themselves. As a foundation, we are so passionate about people with special needs, and this event is a great time to tell them how much they are loved by God and by all of us."
Sunland was pleased to support this event to help fulfill the Tim Tebow Foundation's mission to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. You can learn more about the Tim Tebow Foundation at www.timtebowfoundation.org
As a special touch, guests also received beautiful corsages or boutonnieres and tiaras or crowns.
Rivertown Community Church in Marianna served as one of over 200 host churches for this global event which took place simultaneously at participating churches around the world.