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Prom boutique ready for exceptional young adults

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By Ava Wilhite
awilhite@abcnews4.com

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV ) — Making decisions about prom night requires lots of patience and even more decision making. It's a night where everyone is dressed from head to toe in their best dresses, ties, accessories and smiles.

That's how a special night for special people became the dream of Jessica Gibbs and her younger sister, Christine.

"We have gone from just doing the prom to now being able to supply our special needs students with prom clothes," said Gibbs.

This will be the third year of the "For the Exceptional Prom." The free event is open to those with special needs between the ages of 14 and 24.

"It's something that they can look forward to, so I'm creating something that's only once a year but in January and February they're starting they're preparing themselves for this big event. That they can say, 'This day that is all about me,'" said Gibbs. 

Ja'Zarrie Parker is looking forward to getting dressed up like his idol, President Barack Obama.

"Um, I'm going to wear my suit and my glasses and my tie and my shoes," said Parker. "Because, I know that they are the president of the United States of America."

He hopes his friend Leslie Bolin will be his First Lady. Bolin says she also has a request of him. 

"Probably dancing with him," said Bolin.  

The "For the Exceptional Prom" will take place May 10 at the Park Circle Community Center in North Charleston.

You'll find the prom shop at the Inn Place hotel in North Charleston. It opens at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday.


  • Ava Wilhite

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