2018-09-12 / Features

EMERALDS OF HOPE

BY ANNA FLETCHER
COURIER-TIMES STAFF WRITER

The Person County chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina rolled out the red carpet Saturday night, holding its firstever Emeralds of Hope, a second chance prom, at Palace Pointe Amusement Center. About 50 guests showed up to the formal event, dressed in their best and in support of the chapter, to which the proceeds went.

More than $1,600 was raised from ticket sales, portraits taken by Jamie Harris Photography and donations from throughout the community.

The event featured music by Two Guys and a Truss, decorative ferns from Village Gallery Florist and Gift, a complimentary updo hairstyle by the room. hair studio and goodie bags from Make Mine Homemade.

“Due to the “huge success and feedback” of Saturday’s event, says chapter director Cindy Martin, a second annual Emeralds of Hope will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 from 7-11 p.m. at Palace Pointe.”



Prom goers dance to music by Two Guys and a Truss. Prom goers dance to music by Two Guys and a Truss.

Lisa Hobgood, left, and Sonia Carver show off their gowns on the dance floor. Lisa Hobgood, left, and Sonia Carver show off their gowns on the dance floor.

Meagan Tippett, left, and Cindy Martin take a break from the dance floor. Meagan Tippett, left, and Cindy Martin take a break from the dance floor.

Around 50 people attended Saturday’s Emeralds of Hope second chance prom, held at Palace Pointe Amusement Center. Around 50 people attended Saturday’s Emeralds of Hope second chance prom, held at Palace Pointe Amusement Center.

Gracie Napier smiles from the red carpet. ALL PHOTOS WERE SUBMITTED Gracie Napier smiles from the red carpet. ALL PHOTOS WERE SUBMITTED

Jessica Bates, left, Leslie Keaton, middle, and Sonia Carver take a break from the dance floor. Jessica Bates, left, Leslie Keaton, middle, and Sonia Carver take a break from the dance floor.

Daniel and Cindy Martin pose for a prom portrait taken by local photographer Jamie Harris. Daniel and Cindy Martin pose for a prom portrait taken by local photographer Jamie Harris.

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