Seniors’ Senior Prom – Sock Hop

It’s Senior Prom time. Every year sees event venues filled with high school seniors dressed to the nines and enjoying this most special event. Well, it’s not just high school seniors…

Judy Thollander and kenneth Plique dancingA different group of seniors will be rockin’ and rollin’ all night long at the 35th annual Seniors’ Senior Prom titled, “Rock Around the Clock Sock Hop,” from 7 – 10 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. The public is warmly welcome to attend and dance the night away.

The Falconaires Combo, with seven musicians and a vocalist, will provide the music, standards from the Big Band era –  music that will touch lives, refresh spirits and perhaps most important – rekindle  memories.

In addition, a special dessert is being planned, and there will be exciting drawings for prizes.

At 8 p.m. the Oak Park Arms scholarship will be presented to student Emery Lehman. He is in the National Honors Society and an Olympic speed skater. He will attend Marquette University in the fall.

“It’s always a thrill to present the scholarship,” said Heather Lindstrom, director of marketing for Oak Park Arms. “Lehman is simply terrific and he has a bright future. We are very happy to be in a position to help.”

A highlight of the prom is the crowning of the 2014 king and queen who are elected by the residents. A special dance will take place featuring all the kings and queens, past and present.

“Our prom is quite an event,” Lindstrom said, “This year the room will be decorated with a 1950s sock hop theme, and the residents, families and the public always have a wonderful time.”

Oak Park Arms Senior Living is a rental retirement community which provides senior housing in the form of independent living. 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 required. For more information call 708-386-4040.