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Church special needs prom brings joy

The Memphis Joy Prom is a night of glamour and fun for adults and teens with special needs. Participants get their hair and nails done and receive donated dresses, then walk a red carpet in front of cheering supporters before going in to the dance.

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Joy Prom was founded by Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee and has grown to a citywide annual event thanks to the work of more than 800 volunteers. "Joy Prom...provides opportunities for friends ages 16 and up who have never experienced a prom or an event that truly celebrates them and the love Christ has for all of us,” say the creators of Joy Prom. 

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Get more information about the special needs programs at Christ United Methodist Church and the Memphis Joy Prom.

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Fran Walsh, 615-742-5458.
This video was first posted on May 3, 2016.