Last Friday night was a night for all to shine at the Foothills Centennial Centre.
Night to Shine on Feb. 9 showed love, support and appreciation to special needs teens and adults.
This year was the second iteration of the annual event, which was hosted by MyCityCare Okotoks in association with the Tim Tebow Foundation.
"Back in 2020 we were planning for a Night to Shine but COVID happened so we got shut down," said Lorna Jewer, director for MyCityCare Okotoks. "We did a socially distanced one where people would come in, play a couple games and get an appointment slot, and now we've graduated to this."
Last year's event had 30 registrations. This year, Jewer was proud to welcome 63 registered guests.
"A lot of our guests have the hugest hearts," said Jewer. "So let's celebrate."
Guests were treated to dinner, snow cones, arcade games and more during the event.
"I think it's nothing but a positive impact," said Jewer. "Members of our community that have special needs often get overlooked.
"An event like this shows them that they are truly kings and queens."
The formal event featured limo rides, crowns and a red carpet entrance for guests to be welcomed with applause and pictures by a volunteer photographer.