The last few weeks have been contentious, to say the least. Every time I turn on the television, I hear about crime, murder, riots, attacks, and our nation’s political scene has become very ugly.
I wrote an opinion piece for my local newspaper last week and received several hateful and rude comments regarding what I thought was the exercise of my First Amendment right to freedom of speech.
I guess they did the same, but I chose not to threaten anyone or resort to profanity or name calling. I am above that.
People can’t seem to even have a civil disagreement anymore.
But in the middle of all the ugliness, a star shone brightly last Friday night when Angie and I volunteered at the Night to Shine event at Christ Temple Church in Huntington, W.V.
We saw men and women give their time to a tremendous cause. They all rallied together, and it made us feel rejuvenated and restored our faith in mankind.
The prom for people with special needs was one of about 600 occurring at the same time across the United States.
The Tim Tebow Foundation sponsors the event, and this was the fourth year the church played host.
Angie and I were blown away and amazed by what we saw.
About 450 volunteers were on hand to make sure the 250 guests and 200 parents were treated to an unforgettable night.
For a few hours, they dressed up in their best and were treated like royalty. The ladies got their hair and makeup done by volunteers, and they got to choose stylish gowns and jewelry to wear.