Northwest students host prom for senior citizens

CEDAR HILL, Mo. – It's prom season, and time for tuxedos, corsages, and fancy dresses.

But proms aren't just for high school students anymore. Students at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill are getting ready for the fifth annual Senior Citizens Prom. The school's student council decided to sponsor the prom as a way to give back to the older adults in their community.

On Friday, students put up tinsel, twinkling lights, and decorations. Saturday night, seniors will be treated to dinner, dancing, and live entertainment.

"It's a lot of fun we all like it, we spend a lot of time decorating and getting ready for it, it's just like we like giving back to the community.. And seeing all the senior citizens come in, they have a good time too, so it's a lot of fun," said Marisa Marquardt.

"We are accepting walk-ins so, sure come on out, we'll accept you, and have some food for you, and we'll have a great time," said Brett Knese.

Students are expecting a crowd of 250 seniors, but there's room for more. Stop by the high school cafeteria at 5:30 p.m., no reservation is required. The theme for the dance is "A Night at Gatsby's."


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