Senior citizens' prom night

May 03, 2019 11:27 PM

ROTTERDAM - It's a senior prom of another kind.

For twenty-five years, students at Mohonoson High School have been organizing a prom for senior citizens from Rotterdam and Schalmont.


"They're all so amazing, they come in and they see the flowers and they're like oh my God, a flower for me! They go out and dance, they tell you stories it's always nice to see the returning elders but then there's always the year the one doesn't come back and that obviously holds a place in your heart," Samantha Dollar said, Student Coordinator.

The theme this year is Sinatra. 

High School Senior, George Alden provided some old blue eyes, entertainment. 

"A lot of us old folks we say, oh you know the youth of today, they're going downhill but you know what this is just the opposite, it's just a wonderful thing for them to be doing," Roseanne Rector said.

The evening allows friends to come together and reminisce about the good old days. 

"I'm a graduate of Mohonoson High almost 50 years now. This is my favorite posse over here, we're so thrilled to be here, that the school puts this on, its an awesome opportunity for us to get out and see everybody," Pamela Finn said.  

This group of ten women have been friends since kindergarten. Now, they're planning a special 50th class reunion.

"They know who I am I don't have to put on anything, so stay close to your roots and cherish the friendships you have now because they'll carry you a long way," Finn said.


Karen Tararache

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