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Students enjoy Best Buddies prom

(Source: Valley View PTA) (Source: Valley View PTA)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Saturday’s snowfall did not stop Valley View High School from hosting a first-time event.

The school put on its first ever Best Buddies prom.

The Best Buddies International nonprofit organization creates friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

With the theme "Starry Night," students paired up with their best buddy and danced the night away.

The community came together to make the event special for the students by donating time and money.

Some residents donated dresses for the girls and fitted boys for tuxedos.

Volunteers came out to do hair and makeup, while others donated snacks and goodies for the prom.

Students danced under twinkling lights and their favorite music and made memories at a selfie station.

School administrators said they plan to make the Best Buddies prom an annual event. 

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