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New Horizons Behavioral Health hosts 'Starry Night Prom'

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A once in a lifetime moment for a special group of adults as they danced the night away Friday evening at a prom hosted by Columbus Health Clinic, New Horizons.

Prom night is an experience most students will never forget, but some individuals don't get a chance to attend the traditional dance. 

However, thanks to New Horizons, a group of adults with developmental disabilities had the chance to enjoy this milestone event tonight.

"This event is to bring awareness to the community and just because you have a disability, doesn't mean you can't celebrate like everybody else," says Jermaine Suggs, Case Manager for New Horizons Developmental Disability S.E.P Program.

Organizers tell us an event like this is important, giving the group an opportunity to socialize and feel like they are part of something big. 

This is the first annual event. Dresses and suits were donated by Wade Cleaners, parents, staff from New Horizons, and also from the public.

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