Local senior adult prom deemed success

Published 10:09 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I would like to express my thanks to the community and sponsors of the 2016 Senior Adult Prom held Feb. 22. This free, annual event is held for anyone 60 and better who lives in or around Lincoln County. This year, the Senior Adult Prom served over 160 senior citizens including some residents from Silver Cross Health, Copiah Living Center, Lawrence County Nursing Center and Lawrence County Senior Center.

All participants enjoyed a light lunch, crowning of the prom king and queen, door prizes and goodie bags. The day was emceed by Hampton Sims of Brookhaven Broadcasting and entertainment was provided by Jimmy Furlow Senior Citizen Center clubs such as Camilla Line Dancers and Dancing Stars. In addition, the KDMC fitness class presented line dancing and the Mississippi School of the Arts Vocal Class performed some music from Motown. The theme was “Take me to Motown” and there was plenty of open floor dancing for those who love to dance. This was a great opportunity for fellowshipping with old friends and to make new ones.

Do you know the old adage “It takes a village to raise a child?” In that same respect, it also takes a community to put on an event such as Senior Adult Prom. Our sponsors helped in several ways including monetary donations, volunteers, in-kind donations, door prizes and items for goodie bags. We are grateful to the following donors: Airgas, Bertha’s Flower Shop, Roots and Ribbons, Brookhaven Broadcasting, Bread of Life Christian Bookstore, Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Vendor’s Emporium, Bumper’s Drive-In, Castle’s Ladies Apparel, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Entergy Mississippi Inc., Gentiva (An Affiliate of Kindred at Home), Hospice Compassus, King’s Daughters Medical Center, King’s Daughters Medical Center — Gift Shop, Krewe of Ceres Ball Committee, MS School of Arts, MS State Extension Office, Party Place of Brookhaven, Poppa’s Fish House, Shipp’s Flowers, Southern Care, State Bank & Trust Company, St. Luke Home Health, Sullivan Ford Lincoln, Inc., Thrift Home Care, TRIAD, Trustmark National Bank and Wal-Mart.

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In closing, I would just like to say thanks again to this wonderful community full of generous individuals. You are part of the reason I call this place home. This event would not be possible without your help!

Kail Garrett works at Jimmy Furlow Senior Citizen Center, a division of the Brookhaven Parks and Recreation Department