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JOPLIN, Mon. – Since 2013 Ron and Leann Darby and their group of friends with vintage cars Escort the students to the prom. The kids from Joplin High School’s special education department.
Also this year, the Central Christian Center downtown served the kids’ dinner, then a short drive through town with a grand entrance to the prom in a vintage car.
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Leann and Ron Darby’s son, Cole, was a senior at Joplin High School 8 years ago. He was in the special education department at JHS and thought he’d love to drive the family’s classic truck to prom. The problem was that he didn’t have a driver’s license.
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So they decided to meet some of their friends with vintage cars so they could drive Cole and some of his friends to the 2013 prom.
Cole is in his 20s now. But Leann and Ron carry on the tradition every year. That’s why it’s called it 8th annual Cole Darby prom cruise.