ANDERSON, SC (WSPA) – It’s truly a night to remember and it’s happening in Anderson this weekend.
A free prom night for anyone with disabilities and the guests of honor come from across the Upstate. Even the dresses, hair and makeup services are donated by vendors as the guests of honor tear up the dance floor at the “Come Dream with Me” prom.
The prom founder got the idea after her daughter passed away at 19. This was before she was able to attend her high school prom and she knew this could be the case for other children with disabilites.
“My son does attend, he’s 6 years old and he has Down syndrome and has attended since he was 1 and he absolutely loves it, and last year we even started where he even does the prom proposal thing,” said Crystal Holder who’s on the prom committee.
The prom keeps growing too. It was initially in a Greenville hotel ballroom, but they quickly outgrew that space and moved the event to the Anderson Civic Center.
With volunteers, they anticipate over 600 people on Sunday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.