Written by Jeni Hollander
On the evening of Sunday, June 1st, residents of Covenant Place, as well as family members, friends, and volunteers gathered at Covenant Place to attend the annual Senior Prom, themed, “Meet Me in St. Louis.”
Prom attendees were dressed up for the special event, as one would their high school prom; earlier in the day, residents were pampered with hair styling, makeup artistry and manicures. Covenant Place described it as, “Everything you remember about your High School Prom with more dessert and less angst!”
This description proved accurate as volunteers, including the Young Professionals Division (YPD) of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, served attendees from the bountiful array of sweet treats. Young adults and young at heart older adults gathered on the dance floor to move to the great music provided by DJ, Big Papa G.
Along with the dancing, there were various activities at the Prom. Attendees of all ages enjoyed the photo booth, line dances played by the DJ, a crowning of the prom king and queen, and a whipped cream eating contest in which several residents participated!
Throughout the evening, drawings were held, and gift baskets boasting a variety of items from restaurant certificates to a basket filled with international items were presented to the winners. The last and very exciting giveaway was an attendance prize- a 32” flat screen television!
The Senior Prom was a joyous event where residents of Covenant Place, young adults, children and community members all enjoyed a night of fun. The evening flew by due to all of the entertainment and great refreshments. The event provided a chance for attendees to reminisce about their high school prom. Some commented they had never been to a prom when they were young, and some said that they had more fun at this prom then when they were in high school.
A big thank you to the Jewish Federation’s YPD for sponsoring the event, and to all the volunteers for their generous help!