RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – Friday was a special day for a great group of local students. A prom was held in Murfreesboro with a unique mission. Because of a generous community, some Rutherford County students spent most of the day on the dance floor.
Cody York and Taylor Montgomery waited the entire school year for this one day. It was a prom for Rutherford County students with special needs.
The dance floor never slowed down. Cody, who suffered a brain injury and who, at one time, was in a wheelchair had "happy feet" on Friday. He said he didn't care who knew it.
"It meant so much to him. He looks forward to it," said Cody's mom, Michelle Snell. "He's excited and loves dancing. He gets in there and he won't leave the floor."
Everything at the prom was donated from the music and food to the gowns and tuxes, and the students really appreciated it. "I love dancing and seeing new people and meeting new friends and dressing up," said Cody.
Cody is a senior this year. This was his last prom before he graduates Blackman High. He said it was a day to remember forever, because the community cared enough about him to make it happen.
Cody's mother won't forget it either. "It's a joy to watch him out there and see how happy he is, because he is very happy."
There were 130 students who attended prom from the district's six large high schools, Blackman, LaVergne, Oakland, Riverdale, Siegel and Smyrna.