Joy Prom Held for Local Individuals with Special Needs

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Emily McFarland

     On Friday, April 22, the red carpet was unrolled for local individuals with special needs. Memphis Joy Prom is a full-scale prom held annually, and is sponsored by Christ United Methodist Church Special Needs Ministry, in partnership with Second Presbyterian, Longview Heights Baptist, Young Life Capernaum, Camp Conquest, Grace Evangelical Church, and Hope Presbyterian.

     Hundreds upon hundreds of local volunteers and prom guests attended the event, ensuring a wonderful evening for all involved. All guests were required to wear full-scare prom attire, and volunteers wore cocktail dresses and suits. Every prom attendee was paired with at least one escort, and at each individual’s arrival, he or she was greeted by a paparazzi and walked down a velvet red carpet.

     Joy Prom continues growing each and every year, and thus even had to limit its number of guests and volunteers, as capacity was filled incredibly quickly. This impactful and inspiring event is one of the largest proms for Memphis-area individuals with special needs, and brings light to our city in the most positive way possible.