Over 100 Kings and Queens attended Night to Shine at the Huntsville Cornerstone Church after a two-year layoff due to Covid-19. The event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is a national program designed to give those with special needs a night where they are treated like royalty.
Pastor Bryan Meadows said that for the last two years, the event was held virtually. This year, the sixth overall at the church, was the first in-person event they have hosted in two years.
Each King and Queen was accompanied by a buddy as well as parents and guardians. Meadows said over 150 volunteers were on-hand to make the night unforgettable. Besides kitchen staff, EMTs, several sheriff’s deputies, and a nurse, a tech team was on hand which enabled the event to be broadcast on the internet.
Also, there were stations available for hair, nails, and make-up styling, shoe shines, karaoke, a picture station, a photo booth, and a craft station. There were two limousines that took guests and their buddies around town.
The event featured a catered meal and the participants were each introduced and walked the red carpet to the sanctuary. The highlight of the evening was a message from Tim and Demi-Leigh Tebow who spoke to the crowd via satellite. After that, each king and queen were given a crown or a tiara. Dance music was provided by Sound Entertainment.
According to the Night to Shine website, there are 541 Nights to Shine scheduled in the United States this year.
For more information, visit https://www.timtebowfoundation.org/night-to-shine-2023.