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Garden club helps makes Night to Shine special


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.

Megan Stanley, a member of the Parkland Garden Club, was a participant in the Night to Shine prom. PRESS PHOTOS COURTESY PGC
Above: Parkland Garden Club members Connie Maxwell, Carol Nagle and Cynthia Dunton make corsages.
RIGHT: The collection of completed corsages made by Parkland Garden Club members.
Debbie Pinto works on corsages for youth attending the Night to Shine prom held virtually on Feb. 12.
Parkland Garden Club members Brenda Aubert and Barbara Campbell make corsages for the Night to Shine prom.