Newton, NC – Rolling out the red carpet for the Third-Annual Joy Prom for the Catawba Valley and Unifour! Now open for registration, Joy Prom is a full-scale prom event for the special needs individuals throughout the community for ages 16 and older with developmental and/or physical impairments. Joy Prom will be held on Saturday, April 13 from 5:30pm until 9:00pm at Discovery Church on Startown Road in Newton. 

Joy Prom is dedicated to making every prom-goer feel like a prince or princess before, during and after the event. On their night to shine, guests will be paired up with a prom volunteer as their escort for the evening and will be honored with the on-site Glam Shop for hair and makeup touch-ups, shoe shines, and even help with straightening the tie. After arriving at Joy Prom, the celebration begins with a limo ride to the red carpet followed by dinner, music, dancing, and paparazzi-style photography throughout the night. To help commemorate the event, each prom guest will leave with mementos and photos to keep Joy Prom 2019 in their memories for years to come!  Parents and caregivers are also included in the fun of Joy Prom while they relax and enjoy refreshments as well as a live video-feed of the festivities at an on-site Hospitality House.

To help get into the spirit of the evening, Discovery Church will be host to a special Prom Shop prior to the event that will be open by appointment to assist prom-goers with formal wear selections and accessories as well as any alterations that may be needed.

Registration for Joy Prom is now open on a first-come, first-served basis by visiting and is open to the first 100 registrants.

Joy Prom began in 2016 with overwhelming success and has been a vision and event sponsored and hosted by Discovery Church, believing that every person is made in the image of God and that each life should be valued and celebrated!  There is no cost to attend Joy Prom and the event being hosted by countless volunteers and sponsors throughout the community. To help make Joy Prom 2019 a continued success, individuals and organizations are always encouraged to donate their services, products and formal attire. For more on registering or donations, please visit or call Discovery Church at 828.855.2200.
Joy Prom Red Carpet