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Volunteers needed for 2022 ‘A Night to Shine Shine-Thru’ event

Last updated on January 7, 2022

A special group of kings and queens — or cowboys and cowgirls— will be celebrated this February for the annual A Night to Shine event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Made possible by event hosts Cartoogechaye Baptist Church and Discover Church, this year’s celebration will once again be a little different due to COVID19 safety precautions.

This year’s local event is scheduled for Saturday, February 5 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Franklin High School Football Field. The community is encouraged to attend the event and line the track to cheer for the night’s special guests. This year’s theme is “Roundup”, so event organizers ask that volunteers dress in western attire, if possible.

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom experience for people with special needs, aged 14 and older. This event, started by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is centered on God’s love and celebrates people with special needs. According to the Tim Tebow Foundation, approximately 90,000 guests attend “Night to Shine” in more than eight countries with the help of 175,000 volunteers.

The night’s honored guests will circle the Franklin High School Track and will be greeted by waves and cheers and special music by the Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment Band. Participants will have the opportunity to take photos with special guests and will be given carnations and special gift bags containing goodies and of course a Crown and Tiara for every King and Queen.

Those wishing to help with the event in the future can contact Cheryl Richter at or on their Facebook page Night to Shine-Cartoogechaye Baptist/Discover Church-Franklin

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