Do you remember your first prom? The excitement of getting ready, the thrill of dressing up and the fun in celebrating all night with your friends.
On April 28th, it was exactly that kind of night. “A Night to Remember,” hosted by Eastlake Church, gave students with special needs the ultimate prom experience – and HGH Transportation got to play an important role as the quintessential limo service.
HGH Transportation Manager, Dan Earnest, along with members of his team, Christian Aguirre and Jose Nunez, decorated the bus in colorful lights and balloons in preparation for the evening’s event. Students were assisted onto their limo bus, then escorted to the dance in style.
Experiencing the event for the first time, Dan said, “I could talk for hours about the heart-warming expressions, beautiful smiles, and incredible gestures. What I found to be most exciting was the hundreds of San Diego County students, each paired with a student with developmental disabilities, who treated their dates as Kings and Queens. The photos very much represent the respect the students had as they patiently waited to escort their dates onto the red carpet for their “Night to Remember.’”
“A Night to Remember,” was initiated in 2011 by Rob and Cheryl Shields. They were inspired to organize a San Diego County Prom for high school students with special needs, including Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other physical challenges. To learn more about their endeavor, visit https://anighttorememberprom.com/our-story.
Home of Guiding Hands is very grateful to have had the opportunity to play a part in providing students of all abilities, the chance to go to prom.