Volunteer says Purple Cat Prom is ‘heartwarming’May 24, 2018
The annual Purple Cat Prom was at St. Nicholas Parish in Struthers
STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – The Purple Cat is working with local youth groups to raise money for people with physical and mental disabilities, and to show them a good time.
They hosted the annual Purple Cat Prom at St. Nicholas Parish in Struthers Friday night.
About 40 kids from a few church youth groups in the area volunteered to help with the event.
Purple Cat came up with the Candy Land theme.
Shanice Saint-Thomas, of Youngstown, said volunteering is rewarding.
“Some people, they like, I hate to say it, but they get scared of these types of people, but I feel they’re the most innocent people that I’ve ever met and for me to do this for them is heartwarming.”
Of course, with every prom, there is a king and queen. This year, it was Walter Mootz and Deanna Lucido.
Money raised from the event will go toward the Purple Cat’s nonprofit.