Joy Prom to be Held at Savannah’s Alee Temple April 22

(SAVANNAH, GA) Xcel Strategies, Inc. announces that the 7th annual Joy Prom will be held on Friday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Alee Temple, located at 100 Eisenhower Drive. Joy Prom is designed to celebrate life with purpose and offer differently-abled adults an enchanted experience by providing a night of dancing, food, friendship, and fun. This year’s theme is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” which was inspired by Wizard of Oz.

Prom participants must be 16 years or older, and will receive prom flowers, photos, t-shirts and souvenir bags in addition to an evening filled with dancing, dinner and cake.
After entering on the red carpet, they will be escorted to a volunteer to assist them with make-up for the ladies, and shoe shining for the men. Throughout the night, they will be able to show off their boutonnieres and corsages while competing for King and Queen.

Chick-fil-A will provide dinner while the guests listen to the live music of The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

Xcel Strategies, Inc. is a nonprofit organization in Savannah that mentors young men and encourages them to work toward their dreams. The mentoring network aims to create a bold and courageous generation to combat the problem of fatherlessness in the community.
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society, a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families, has partnered with Xcel Strategies to help with decorations and volunteers for this event.

Other partners include: Coastal Center for Developmental Services, AMBUCS of Savannah, and Abilities Unlimited. The event also has several sponsors such as: Chick-fil-A, Dan Vaden Chevrolet, Goodwill of Savannah, Exchange Club of Savannah, Savannah Tech, Tapestry Church, Katie McGee Photography and Marie Kay Cosmetics.

Tickets are free and open to the public for anyone 16 years and older. For more information, visit


Joy Prom

Joy Prom Flier

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a family support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local leadership, outreach, education, and advocacy to champion and celebrate acceptance and inclusion. Meetings are held every 4th Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit

Candy Bogardus
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society

Marjorie Young
CarriageTrade PR