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CCRI adult prom: "I'm ready to party, get down and get funky"

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MOORHEAD, North Dakota -- Young adults in Fargo-Moorhead are experiencing prom for the first time tonight at the Moorhead Armory.

"I'm ready to party to get down and get funky," said prom-goer Pamela Grugel.

It's a night to make memories. The glitz, the glam, everyone wearing their best dress. Prom is a right of passage for most high schoolers, but some never share the experience. It's a night Sean Anderson has always dreamt of.

"Just this feeling of being here with friends, its amazing," Sean Anderson told Valley News Live. "Because, at school I hardly knew a whole lot of people there."

This is the forth annual dance for adults with disabilities held by Creative Care Reaching Individuals.

An event that began with 24 couples, now tops 56. More than 100 prom-goers walked down the grand march.

"It's getting bigger and bigger," said CCRI Development Director Jody Hudson. "Also, I think it's amazing that the community is embracing us and so we're getting more donations."

Over 275 dresses have been donated and a grant through the F-M Area Foundation provided the gentlemen with shirts and ties. Nearly 100 cupcakes line the desert table and over 40 volunteers have contributed to make Tuesday a night to remember. Donated decorations from Dilworth, Glyndon and Felton High School set the mood.

This event took seven months of planning all the details from table toppers to food donations and entertainment.

"I like prom because CCRI got us to do it!", said Brad Nelson.

Weather it's grooving on the dance floor or enjoying a good bite, everyone has their favorite prom activity.

"It's the music for me, because when they put a good song on I was up there on the stage," said Anderson. "That was pretty awesome."

"Walking down for grand march and they're standing under that stop light, and for that second they are so very happy," said Hudson.

CCRI hopes to expand prom next year.
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