When a child is born with autism or Down syndrome, many of the special things in life are just not obtainable. Many of life’s milestones, like the first time you got behind the wheel, or that first kiss, are out of reach. But on this night, the staff at the South Bergen Jointure Middle/High School — with some help from the Rutherford Elks — were determined to make a memory for 40 kids that would last forever. The first-ever Winter Formal was a huge success.
SPRINGFIELD — As the season of love is amongst us, four Interboro High School seniors worked to make the day festive for residents of Harlee Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Melissa Meyers, Amada Hart, Lauren Overstreet and Jill Logue hosted a “senior” prom for center residents on Valentine’s Day, but to make certain no one was left out the theme was “Dancing Under The Stars”.
Spring is right around the corner, and that means prom season.
But this is not your ordinary senior prom. Residents of Delmar Gardens West Nursing Home and Rehab Center held their own version, complete with evening gowns and tuxedos Thursday night, February 22.
This is the fourth senior prom celebrated at the center. Many residents say they won’t miss it.
Nolte, 18, a senior at Neuqua Valley High School, put on the senior prom as part of a community service project requirement to earn the Gold Award, the highest accomplishment in Girl Scouting. She will receive the honor in a ceremony planned for May.
This year Flynn has collaborated with Amanda Gallagher and Judith Shumway of the popular and eclectic consignment shop Closet Revival/Vintage Revival on Marlborough Street to present a fashion show called Melt Your Heart, which will benefit autism.
SAGA used its table to promote its events, such as an ’80s prom, which is going to raise money to help finance people in the developing world to start their own businesses, said Susan Lorbecki, a graduate student in International Studies and vice president of social activities for SAGA.
“It was an excellent evening, but I’m not too sure of how much we raised yet. Julie’s designs were all prom wear and mine were funky alternative wear. The students seemed to enjoy it.”
All the money raised from the evening will go to the Hartlepool and District Hospice.
Unfortunately, the ticket, perfect dress and the limo come with a price tag that not everyone can afford. With this in mind, Sista Pride, a Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee initiative, in conjunction with Fuel Milwaukee (formerly Young Profesisonals of Milwaukee), developed the “Who’s that sista?: Princess for the Prom” makeover contest.
The project is helping 300 girls go to their high school prom.