STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — We put a different spin on our usual “Friday Nightlife” excursion and ventured over to New Dorp High School, where there was a unusual party going on.
As a fun and fabulous way to bridge the gap between senior citizens and students, “Where to Turn” joined forces with New Dorp High School’s National Honor Society and Student Union to play host to Staten Island’s Fifth Annual Senior Citizen’s Senior Prom.
For those who are unaware: The mission of “Where to Turn” is to provide crisis relief services for victims of any kind of tragedy by aiding them in obtaining the help they need during the recovery process.
And in the “Big Heart Department,” Applebee’s Grill & Bar, a proud partner in the event, provided a hot buffet, as well as a photo booth, in order that seniors would have a keepsake of the special occasion — and all free of charge.
Kudos to Bob Mack whose generation donation meant additional desserts for the crowd of some 200.
Deejay music that spanned generations was on hand and seniors were serenaded in song by James McKeon.
Raffle baskets galore lined the party room and seniors even took chances on who would become the evening’s “Prom King and Queen.” But more on that later.