Night to Shine sees record turnout in Warsaw

More than 130 guests and 200 volunteers were part of Friday night's event in Warsaw. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — Warsaw’s Night to Shine, an annual event for disabled people of all ages and challenges, returned with abundance this year.

After a two-year hiatus of full-fledged live events, organizers saw its biggest turnout ever with 133 participants and more than 200 volunteers lending their time at two Warsaw churches on Friday night.

Participants registered at First United Methodist Church in Warsaw where they had assistance with makeup from Warsaw cosmetology students before being shuttled over to Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church in a limousine for a prom-like experience.

The event included a red carpet entrance, dinner and dancing.

Night to shine is an international event with satellite gatherings. Participants at Friday night’s event came from across parts of northern Indiana.

The entire event is funded through private donations.