PHOTOS BY SUSY WOOTTON
Columbus Regional Hospital
Columbus Area Down Syndrome Support Group
Benchmark Human Services
Ryan and Jenny Maddux
Arc of Decatur County
Arc of Jackson County
Arc of Bartholomew County
Columbus Autism Network
El on Wheels
It was a night of glamourous gowns, dapper suits, music, dancing, food, friends, and fun.
It was a night of stars.
For a few hours on July 15th hundreds of individuals with disabilities were able to shine within the arresting walls of the Commons in Columbus – the same venue that has hosted some of the greatest social extravaganzas in the city’s history.
Anyone at least 16 years of age with a disability as well as their family, caregiver, or guardian were welcome to DSI’s Hollywood Nights Formal Dance.
The ambitious effort was the first time DSI had reached out to so many individuals with disabilities to a social event. Nearly 500 guests from several counties and service providers assembled together for an evening that included a sparking grape juice toast, tasty food and a complementary photo.
Perhaps best of all, everyone had a chance to dress up and reveal their wonderful personalities as well as some original dance moves.