East Texas Special Education Students To Attend First Prom

Some special students will be attending their first proms this weekend. East Texas Special Education students will get their own prom Friday night. Students picked out their prom dresses and suits today, provided by Goodwill. Outback Steakhouse will donate the food. Organizers expect about 200 prom-goers will attend from all over East Texas for what they hope will become an annual event. Chis Wooten, Director of the Community Work Force of Texas, said "The students have been really really excited about it. We get a lot of calls, calls are coming in from as far away as Kaufman and Mt. Vernon, back to Longview and Henderson. The students have been very excited because it's something they get to go to and to enjoy, and being in that setting where they would enjoy." If you would like to help or donate to the prom, you can volunteer by calling 561-7871. The prom will be friday night at the Glass Center.