PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Prom night arrived early for thousands of folks around the world.
The Tim Tebow Foundation hosted the 'Third Annual 'Night to Shine' Prom for people with special needs.
People here in Panama City Beach joined the worldwide elegant affair at the Boardwalk Beach Resort.
Hundreds of folks dazzled, and were dressed to impress for the special celebration.
"You can see how happy they were before...just entering the building, it's amazing," said volunteer Tony Super.
The special night keeps getting bigger and better.
"It has doubled in size this year," said host Kim Cicero.
The attendance going from more than 200 people last year to more than 500 people this year.
"It warms my heart," said Cicero.
Members of the community pulled out all the stops with everything from volunteer paparazzi, to prom suits, dress, and limousines.
"I have never been so touched as getting phone calls from people you have no idea wanting to help people who they have no idea who they are, and coming out here and dressing up and being a buddy and being a volunteer," said Cicero.
Twenty-three year old Drew Chagnon has done this dance before.
This is his second time attending
"It's fun you get to go on the limo, and you get to sometimes baile' (dance)!," said Chagnon.
Thirty-one year old twin sisters Jamie and Joni Barlow love it too.
"It's fun!," said Jamie Barlow.
"Music, food, my boyfriend!," added Joni Barlow.
"They love to dance - love to dance! As soon as they're done eating they will be on that dance floor and not get off," added Cicero and Super.
This is Panama City's second year participating.
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