February 10, 2023

TIME

6:00-10:00 PM

LOCATION

216 State Hwy 15 S

New Albany, MS 38652

2023/02/10 18:00:00

Hillcrest Baptist Church is proud to be an official host church for the 2023 Night to Shine Prom sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older.

What is Night To Shine?

Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room, a catered dinner, prom favors for each honored guest, a Respite Room for parents and caretakers, and, of course, dancing! The highlight of the night comes when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned a king or queen of the prom!

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What is the cost? The cost is FREE

What is the date? February 10, 2023

What is the time? 6:00- 10:00 pm

What time do I need to arrive? The doors will open at 5:15 pm

What is the age requirement? For any individual with special needs age 14 and up.

What if a guest needs a dress or pants? Call the church office 662-534-4821 ext. 201.

What is a buddy? A buddy is someone who stays with the participant the entire night. They will be with the participant from the time they arrive until the time they get in the car to go home.

What if a participant wants to bring their own buddy? A Buddy must register as a volunteer and submit to a criminal background check. SEE VOLUNTEER Q & A. All volunteer rules apply.

What if a participant wants a volunteer to be their buddy? They can make that request when they register.

What if a participant’s parent/care giver wants to volunteer other than to be a buddy? They are welcome to register as a volunteer and submit to a criminal background check.

What if the parent/care giver would like to stay in the Family Room? Please list this on the participant’s registration form.

What is the dress code? You may dress as fancy or as casual as you want. Prom attire is welcomed!

Will the participant eat at the prom? Yes, there will be a banquet style dinner with their buddy.

What if the participant has dietary issues? Please list those on the registration form. If they can only have pureed or liquids only, please send those with the participant.

What if a participant uses a certain cup to drink? Please send it with them to the prom.

Where should the participant be dropped off? The line will form from the back of the church around to the front. Drop off will be in the front of the church.

What if the participant and the buddy are riding together? You will get in the line at the back of the church. Drop off will be in the front of the church where the buddy’s car will be valeted. The participant and the buddy riding together will enter the prom together.

What if the parent/caregiver stays in the Family Room? You may also have your car valeted. You will not have to submit to a criminal background check

What if I’m concerned that the participant will have a seizure or health issue while at the prom? You can be assured because we will have Nurses, CNP, EMT, and Doctors at the event.

Where will the parent/caregiver return at 9:45 pm to pick up the participant? You will get in the line just like drop off and drive around to the front of the church with their name card displayed in your front window. The participant will be brought out to the car.

What if there is inclement weather such as snow or frozen participation on the roads? Date to be announced

What if the participant gets sick or decides they will not be able to attend? Please call church office immediately because there may be a waiting list.

Can the participant bring a camera or a phone to take pictures? YES

Guest Registration opens October 1, 2022

Please register promptly! We will only take the first 200 registered guests.

450 volunteers are needed!

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What are the requirements to be a volunteer? You must register and submit to a criminal background check and attend training on January 29, 2023 at 1:30 pm.

Is there a fee?  We ask for each volunteer to pay the $10 background check fee.

What if I just had a background check ran for employment etc.? You will have to have another one because you will have to give Hillcrest Baptist Church permission to run the background check.

What is the age requirement? 16 and up

If a volunteer is under the age of 18? They MUST bring a notarized permission form to the training on January 29, 2023. A permission form will be emailed to the parent’s email address.

What is the deadline? January 1, 2023 or when we reach 450 volunteers

What does it mean to be a buddy? A buddy will be paired with each participant. They will stay with the participant throughout the event until they get into the car to leave.

What if the volunteer doesn’t feel comfortable to be a buddy but would like to help? We have many areas of service where help is needed.

What other areas of service are involved? Food Servers, Volunteer Food Servers, Parking Attendants, Welcomers, Karaoke, Valet, Limo, Dance Floor, Hair/Make-up, Shoe Shine, Photography Assistants, Medical Staff, Security, Buddies, Buddy Connect, Greeters, Family Room Volunteers.

When will the volunteers find out where they will serve during the events? At training. Most everyone will have more than one area of service. There are many volunteers needed when the prom begins that will be given another area for later in the night.

What if the volunteer would like to serve in another area or with their BFF? Please remember that this night is about the PARTICIPANT. The volunteers are here to serve them.

What should I wear? NO JEANS! We ask that everyone dress in church attire. You are welcome to wear prom attire but remember ladies to dress appropriately. If you are a buddy, remember you will be dancing, getting into a limo, singing in karaoke etc. If it’s inappropriate to wear to Church then it’s probably inappropriate to wear to Night to Shine.

What time will the volunteers arrive? All volunteers must be present by 4:30 pm unless their area is registration and they must be present by 4:00 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS! You need to make sure that you will be able to arrive at the designated time before you register. Don’t call the week of and say I can’t be there until …. We realize there are emergencies which arise.

What if the volunteer has an emergency or gets sick and will be unable to attend? You will need to email

michelle@hillcrestministries.com

and call your team leader immediately.

Where should the volunteers park? All volunteers are asked to park in the lower back parking lot unless they are a buddy to the participant that is riding with them. If so, they are asked to get in the line at the back of the church and valet their car when they get to the front of the church. The buddy and the participant riding together will enter together.

Will the volunteers be able to eat at the prom? The buddies will eat banquet style with the participant. All other volunteers will eat in the fellowship hall at the time the team leader gives out.

What if the volunteer is a buddy and the participant has a phone or camera? Please take pictures for them.

Can the volunteer bring someone with them the night of the event? No, all volunteers are required to register and submit to a criminal background check.

Can volunteers take photographs on their phone and post them on social media? Instructions will be given at training.

Which door will the volunteer enter the night of the prom? All volunteers must enter through the fellowship hall and sign in with registration unless they are riding with a participant. If you are a buddy and the participant is in your car, you will register in the front foyer of the church when you enter.

Can volunteers be on their cell phone? ABSOLUTELY NO! You are here to serve the special needs community. Please be attentive to their needs. This night is all about showing them God’s love.

What if the volunteer is a buddy and the participant has a phone or camera? Please take pictures for them.

What time will the volunteers be allowed to leave? The prom is over at 10 pm. We need volunteers to help take down the event.

Volunteer Registration opens October 1, 2022

We will offer a VIRTUAL PROM for anyone who is considered a shut in and unable to attend the traditional in-person prom. This means you would not attend the prom but would like to have the pre-recorded prom link emailed to you for viewing on the Night of February 10, 2023.

DONATE

Night to Shine is just around the corner and your financial donations will help us offer this incredible night to 200 kings and queens with special needs this year. We offer this event 100% free to our guest and rely on generous donors to help in our funding. By clicking the donate button below you can see the different levels of public recognition we offer based on your sponsorship amount.

It costs approximately $125.00 per participant.

If you would like to order a T-shirt, please click the button below.

If you would like to donate, please click the button below.

Local Sponsors

Our sponsors make this a night to remember for our Honored Guests.