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Ooo La La! No one wanted the night to end and they expressed their delight and gratitude in this final photo Special Needs Kids to Again Be Treated to a Night to Remember dance floor having the time of their lives. A number of student volunteers were heard to comment that they had more fun at this prom than their own. Parents, who were encouraged to attend for a nominal fee, expressed their gratitude throughout the evening and on Facebook. “We had a BLAST!! Thank you everyone for making my daughter feel so special that night!,” said Stephanie Robinson Forman. One of the highlights of the event was when each student was adorned with a sparkling tiara or crown to take with them as a reminder that they are all kings and queens in our eyes. If you would like to see more photos and a video of Shining Star Prom 2017, you can go to Linda and her Shining Star Prom committee want this year’s event to be even better and more memorable to our special students and their families than the first one. You can help them make that happen by giving whatever you can to specialneedsstudentsingilroymorganhillhollisterca-979186. Or just go on to and search “Shining Star Prom.” Your donation, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. San Jose Sharks mascot, Sharkie, brought huge hugs and smiles. Everyone kicked up their heels as the DJ played their favorite tunes. Honored guests were primped and pampered at the onsite salon. 40 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN FEBRUARY/MARCH 2018 T he second annual “Shining Star Prom” will be held on April 14, 2018 at the beautiful Elks Lodge on the Hill overlooking the twinkling city lights of Gilroy thanks to a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Gilroy. This year’s theme is “April in Paris” and it promises to give special needs students in Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Hollister a magical night that will forever live on in their memories. “Our first Shining Star Prom held in May of 2017 at Christopher High School was so well received and enjoyed by everyone who participated, I just had to do it again,” commented prom organizer Linda Estill. “The support from the community was overwhelming! Everyone who learned of it wanted to be involved, whether by volunteering, donating money or offering their services or products,” Estill continued. “I was truly blown away by the generosity of so many individuals, organizations and businesses.” Honored Guests (our special needs students) were given the r G&VFVBg&7F'BFf67F'FrvF"BRЧWfW7FfRfvW'2B&VB6'WBVG&6RFWvW&R6VFVB@F&W2F&VBvF&6ƖV2f6vBF&R'VW'2@vƗGFW'7F"6VFW'V6W2VVvB'VffWBbFVV7F&RG&VG2v0f&RF&VvWBFRWfVrFVv6RGFVFVW2vW&R&B6Bf'7BBFF( BFRr&Vf&RWfW'Rv2WBFPV67GVFVBv0vfV6'6vR@F&"&WFW&PB7&v