Bridge Christian Church in Chattanooga announces plans for the Second Annual SHINE celebration, a prom for area residents with special needs. “O Happy Days” is the theme for this year’s event which will take place on Friday, May 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Chattanoogan hotel’s Ballroom.
SHINE 2014 will be an incredible evening to shower those with special needs and their families with love, dinner, dancing, pampering and warm fellowship. The event is open to all Chattanooga-area residents with special needs and is free for the families and their caregivers.
“We are extremely excited about hosting SHINE for the second year in a row,” says Pastor David Sternberg of Bridge Christian Church. “Last year’s event was incredible and enjoyed by everyone who attended. It was also a wonderful opportunity for church members and volunteers to serve special needs families.”
When guests arrive at The Chattanoogan, a professional photographer will take pictures as they walk down the red carpet. Photographers will also capture beautiful images throughout the evening, and there will be photography stations set up in the ballroom.
To start the special evening, attendees will be treated to hair styling and makeup design. A delicious dinner prepared by The Chattanoogan’s Executive Chef Adam Roe and his talented culinary team will be served. After dinner, participants will enjoy carnival-style games and dancing to a variety of music provided by a DJ from Entertainment Solutions.
Special needs guests will be escorted by a designated volunteer who will spend time with them while caregivers have the option of being pampered in the Caregiver Relaxation Room, a designated area for caregivers to enjoy rest and relaxation while their loved ones takes part in fun activities. Massages, mini-manicures and mini-pedicures will be provided at no charge.
Guests are encouraged to wear what they are most comfortable in, from period attire that goes along with the “O Happy Days” theme to jeans to semi-formal clothing.
Participants should pre-register at www.shinechattanooga.org or by calling Bridge Christian Church at (423) 463-0202. Interested volunteers and potential donors may also call the church office or sign up online.
Bridge Christian Church is a non-denominational, independent Christian Church that was founded in 2010. Gatherings are held at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday at Westview Elementary School in the East Brainerd community of Chattanooga. For more information about Bridge Christian Church, call the church at (423) 463-0202 or visit the church’s Website at www.bridgechristian.org.