Garden club helps makes Night to Shine special
By BARBARA CAMPBELL
Special to The Press
For seven years, Tim Tebow has been sponsoring the Night to Shine, a prom night celebration for people with special needs.
Tebow, the winner of the Heisman Trophy in 2007 for the University of Florida, also won two BCS national championships in 2006 and 2008.
He played for the Broncos and Jets as their quarter back.
The Night to Shine centers on God’s love for people with special needs age 14 years and older.
Sponsored by Riverbend Church, Allentown, this year, Night to Shine was held virtually on Feb. 12.
Gift bags, which included king and queen crowns, boutonnieres or wristlet corsages and other gifts from area businesses, were distributed Jan. 16. A group of Parkland Garden Club members met at Cynthia Dunton’s home and made 90 wristlet corsages and 70 boutonnieres.
This is the third year the club has been making the corsages and boutonnieres out of silk flowers.
Debbie Pinto and Connie Maxwell spearheaded the committee.