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Hundreds attend 'Very Special Prom' in Latrobe

| Saturday, April 21, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
Tammy Rue and Nathan Rojohn dance during the Very Special Prom event at St. Mary’s Dome near Latrobe on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Tammy Rue and Nathan Rojohn dance during the Very Special Prom event at St. Mary’s Dome near Latrobe on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Ted Sullenberger and David Houpt, vice president of A Celebration of Life, share a song together during the Very Special Prom event at St. Mary’s Dome near Latrobe on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Ted Sullenberger and David Houpt, vice president of A Celebration of Life, share a song together during the Very Special Prom event at St. Mary’s Dome near Latrobe on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Nick DePaul kisses the hand of Abby McCracken before they dance at the Very Special Prom  event at St. Mary’s Dome near Latrobe on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Louis B. Ruediger | Tribune-Review
Nick DePaul kisses the hand of Abby McCracken before they dance at the Very Special Prom event at St. Mary’s Dome near Latrobe on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Hundreds of people with special needs attended "A Very Special Prom" on Saturday at St. Mary's Dome near Latrobe.

The annual event has become so popular that back-to-back proms are held to accommodate the more than 300 guests who come to each.

Guest had their hair styled, nails done and makeup applied for the event, which featured food, a disc jockey and a professional photographer.

The prom was created by A Celebration of Life, an organization dedicated to providing recreational and work opportunities in the special needs communities.

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