Local karaoke event draws two dozen singers, audience of hundreds

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A local church that hosts the Tim Tebow special needs prom every year decided to keep the party going by inviting the prom guests to a karaoke night and hundreds of people showed up to cheer them on.

About two dozen people who attended the special needs prom, which is for those ages 14 and older, turned out to put forth their best Aretha Franklin or Elvis in the church’s sanctuary. (Courtesy photo)

About two dozen people who attended the special needs prom, which is for those ages 14 and older, turned out to put forth their best Aretha Franklin or Elvis in the church’s sanctuary.

Emily Christian, the children’s minister at the church as well as the organizer of the Night to Shine Event, helped plan the karaoke night.

“We just wanted to have another connection throughout the year with our special nights community who come for Night to Shine so that we could build that relationship,” Christian said.

The church invited the congregation and everyone from members of the youth group to the elders turned out.

“We probably had two hundred people here cheering on the singers,” Christian said.

Christian said the singers seemed to have the times of their life.

“They loved it,” Christian said. “They were hugging us at the end and saying ‘thank you, thank you.’ There was one girl that was a little shy to go up there and then 3 others went up to support her,” she said.

Crestview Church of Christ has, for the third time, been chosen as a site to host the annual Night to Shine event, which will be held on Feb. 7, 2020.

Registration for guests and volunteers will start Nov. 1.