“A Night of Stars,” a second prom for people living with special needs, filled the Vermeer Global Pavilion with smiles, music and energy Saturday night.

Organizer Kelsie Sheets said 150 people registered and many more showed up for the fun. High school students and other volunteers mixed it up on the dance floor all night long.

Attendees were served dinner before taking to the dance floor, playing games and posing for photos. Crowns, corsages, boutonnieres and door prizes were provided to all participants, 

“This year, our goal was to make sure that everybody went home with something for a prize,” she said. 

The event was sponsored by Launching Arrows, an organization that sheets founded that keeps students who might have financial difficulties active within their community or school. Sheets is a special education teacher at Pella Middle School.

“God really provided,” Sheets said of the event. "Everyone comes together. The community has been a huge help. Everyone’s just chipping in and it’s happening. It’s amazing."

Pat Finan is the managing editor of the Journal-Express. He can be reached in the newsroom at 641-842-2155 or via email at pfinan@journalexpress.net.

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