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Prom highlights people with disabilities

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority has hosted a prom for individuals with disabilities (Source: WALB) The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority has hosted a prom for individuals with disabilities (Source: WALB)
This is the 8th year for the prom (Source: WALB) This is the 8th year for the prom (Source: WALB)
Tammy Crosby, Therapeutics Coordinator  (Source: WALB) Tammy Crosby, Therapeutics Coordinator (Source: WALB)
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

People in Lowndes County with disabilities are spending the evening traveling around the world and dancing the night away.

This is the 8th year The Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks & Recreation Authority has hosted a prom for individuals with disabilities.

The theme this year is "One Night Around the World."

The event features food, music, dancing, professional photography, and will wrap up by crowning a prom king and queen.  

Organizers say there's nothing better than giving these individuals a night that is all about them. 

"A lot of our individuals have not had the wonderful enjoyment of participating in a prom, or just getting the opportunity to dress up in a special dress, or that special suit, or a tux," explains Therapeutics Coordinator Tammy Crosby.

Organizers say anywhere from 150-300 individuals usually attend the event. 

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