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Estacada First Baptist Church is home to prom experience during Tim Tebow Foundation sponsored gathering

COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE CARBONE, AT HOME PLATE PHOTOGRAPHY - Attendees of the Night to Shine gathering in Estacada strike a superhero pose.

Memories were made during a recent event at Estacada First Baptist Church.

On Friday, Feb. 7, the church hosted Estacada's first Night to Shine, an evening sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation that connects people with special needs, ages 14 and older, with a prom experience. Attendees from Estacada and beyond were in attendance, and many local community members assisted during the event. Churches across the world also hosted gatherings.

Night to Shine was launched by the Tim Tebow Foundation in 2014. In its inaugural year, more than 7,000 attendees were honored at 44 host churches. Last year, 100,000 guests were celebrated at 655 host churches.

"Every town, every village, every state, every country needs a Night to Shine for their special-needs community — a chance to be a part of something significant and life-changing...and to be blessed

in the process," said Tim Tebow, founder of the Tim Tebow Foundation, in a news release.

COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE CARBONE, AT HOME PLATE PHOTOGRAPHY - An attendee of Estacada's Night to Shine enjoys a treat.

COURTESY PHOTO: DIANE CARBONE, AT HOME PLATE PHOTOGRAPHY - During the Night to Shine event, all attendees were crowned prom queen or king.


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