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The Autism Network Connection hosted a Special Needs Prom Saturday at the Victoria Country Club for anyone in Victoria and the surrounding area with special needs.

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

Victoria East High School students Richard Morales, 20, and Lori Leos, 19, hold each other close as they dance Saturday during the Special Needs Prom at the Victoria Country Club. The couple attended the school's homecoming dance together this year and intend to attend the school's prom next year before they graduate. Morales' mother, Brenda Morales, said that since she told them about Saturday's event "they have been on pins and needles ever since."

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

A smile takes over Laddie Prochazka's face as he shares a dance with Tina Fox during the Special Needs Prom Saturday at the Victoria Country Club. The prom was a free event for special needs people and their dates that signed up including food, limousine rides and even donated formal wear so that cost would not become a prohibiting factor for anyone that wanted to attend.

Published on June 17, 2013

Tina Fox, 36, checks out her freshly painted nails Saturday before the Special Needs Prom at the Victoria Country Club. Volunteers did hair, makeup and painted nails to help the girls get ready for the event.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

Steven Rickman, 14, dances under the disco ball that shone down on dancers at the Victoria Country Club during Saturday's Special Needs Prom. The founder of the Victoria Autism Network Connection, Rosemary Watts, said that she hopes to make the prom an annual event.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

With Sarah Nicholson, 30, left, and Lisa Frieze, 48, right, on his arms, Bryan Gordan, 44, dances away at the Victoria Country Club during Saturday's Special Needs Prom. Since moving to Victoria from Georgia four months ago, Gordan's sister, Karen Holbert, has taken him to his first movie, concert, rodeo and Saturday was the first dance he has ever attended. "We didn't help him by him coming here," she said. "He blessed us,"

Published on June 17, 2013

Christella Sendejo, left, talks with her daughter, Thalia Acosta, 10, as her date A.J. Sanchez, 10, shows his mother, Beatrice Sanchez, right, his boutonniere as they ride in a party bus at the Special Needs Prom Saturday at the Victoria Country Club. Prom goers got to take a ride in a limousine and a party bus at the event.

Published on June 17, 2013

Marilyn Korsgard, 34, and David Madden, 31, dance to a slow song near the disco ball at the Victoria Country Club during the Special Needs Prom. The two rarely, if ever, left the dance floor Saturday evening.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

Isaac Garza, 54, left, gives his friend and date Irene Ruiz, 35, a big hug after giving her a corsage upon her arrival at the Victoria Country Club on Saturday for the Special Needs Prom. The two have been friends for years and attend many events together as dates.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

Irene Garza, 35, does a special dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" on the dance floor of the Victoria Country Club during Saturday's Special Needs Prom. Garza requested the song from the D.J. and had the lights turned on so everyone could watch her perform the special moves to the music.

Published on June 17, 2013

Danielle Luna, 12, left, gets her hair curled by Glisha Carrera as Alicia Sanchez, 62, gets an updo from Marlene Carlyle before the Special Needs Prom Saturday at the Victoria Country Club. The prom was open to special needs people in the area of all ages. The event was the first time that Sanchez has ever gotten her hair and makeup done.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013

The Special Needs Prom hosted by the Autism Connection Network on Saturday at the Victoria County Club.

Published on June 17, 2013