It’s Senior Prom time, not only for high schools but at the Oak Park Arms Retirement community. Seniors will be dancing the night away at the 38th annual Seniors’ Senior Prom titled, “Pau Hana Luau,” from 6 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. The public is warmly welcome to attend and enjoy the dancing.
“Our prom is quite an event,” said Heather Lindstrom, director of marketing for the Oak Park Arms. “This year the room will be decorated with a Hawaiian theme. Everyone always has a wonderful time.”
Music is by the Freenotes, an 18-piece orchestra that plays music from 1940s through the 1960s. The Freenotes originated more than 30 years ago, and the band has been growing ever since.Today’s 18 members range in age from 30 to 70. They perform in blue blazers with red ties.
“We have a repertoire of several hundred songs, all very danceable,” said Ron Chocola, Freenotes manager and trumpet player, “We play at dances, parties and concerts and now at a Senior’s Senior Prom.”
In addition, there will be entertainment by a Polynesian dance troup.
A highlight of the prom is the crowning of the 2016 king and queen who are elected by the residents. A special dance will take place featuring all the kings and queens, past and present.
An additional highlight is the announcement of the 2016 winner of the Oak Park Arms scholarship.
The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.
The prom is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. For more information call 708-386-4040.