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Huntington City Council Offering "Second Chance Prom"

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Prom is a special night to remember, but for some, a night they never got to experience. Now, they're getting a second shot.

Huntington City Council is hosting a "Second Chance Prom" to give people with disabilities, or anyone, the second chance to go to prom.

Councilwoman Rebecca Thacker has organized the event and said that it is something near and dear to her heart.

"I graduated for Fairlawn High School and I wasn't allowed because of disability to attend my prom," Thacker said.

Thacker says this event will allow people with disabilities to go to prom and be a part of the community.

"What I would like to see with not only this but other events is people look at us with what we can do, not what our quote unquote disability. Take the 'dis' off and show the ability," Thacker said.

The Second Chance Prom starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and is free to anyone wanting a second chance to go to prom. Those attending should wear formal or semi-formal attire.


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