The Bedford 480 Moose Riders are hosting their third annual Special Accommodations Prom.

The prom will be held Sunday, May 19, at the Bedford Moose Lodge from 2 to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Enchanted Forest.” The prom is open to anyone ages 14 and older who is on the Autism Spectrum, challenged/special needs, according to a news release from the Moose Riders. Attendees are encouraged to attend from any of the following counties (but not limited to these counties): Bedford, Blair, Somerset, Huntingdon, Fulton/Franklin, Cambria, and Allegany and Garrett counties in Maryland. Each attendee is welcome to bring one guest with them. All food, drink, photos, music and prom gifts will be provided free of charge. Space is limited to 160 total and is filling up quickly, according to a news release. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call or text Deb at 285-2552, Stacy at 494-2263, or Tonya at 301-697-6804, or visit the Facebook page and make a reservation/send a message: Bedford 480 Moose Riders.

A bill co-authored by state Rep. Jesse Topper that would prohibit child marriages has passed the House Judiciary Committee.

The bill, co-authored by Perry Warren, D-Bucks, would prohibit a child to marry before the age of 18. Under current law, a marriage license may be issued to an applicant younger than 16 with court approval. Also, a teen older than 16 and younger than 18 may receive a license with parent or guardian approval. The matter may now go to the full House for consideration

Contact Elizabeth Coyle at ecoyle@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151, ext. 105.

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