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Wednesday, April 03, 2013 11:35 AM

FORT JENNINGS — The St. George Deanery Youth Ministry and high school youth from Putnam County hosted the Senior Citizen Prom on Sunday at the American Legion in Fort Jennings. This year’s theme was “New York, New York.”

More than 50 youth had the opportunity to serve 135 seniors by greeting them at the door serving them drinks and food, providing a fashion show from 1920 through today, with trivia questions and open dancing with the seniors.

The crowning of the king and queen followed along with door prizes and the final song was “New York, New York.” The music was provided by The Country Gentlemen. What a night filled with fun and much entertainment.

A drawing for a new king and queen was held; Robert Meyer was crowned as the king and Marge VonSossan the queen. Both are from Fort Jennings. Then they shared a dance. Last year’s king was Jim Meyer of Leipsic and queen was Viola Wenzinger of New Bavaria.

St. Joseph’s Youth Group was in charge of planning the event. The day of the event, area youth came together at noon to transform the Legion into a very glitzy and glamorous atmosphere for the seniors to enjoy. The youth had made all the decorations from skyscrapers and silhouettes to apple placemats. The tables were decorated with candlelight and stars to set the mood of New York. The youth come back every year to help make the Senior Citizen Prom a success year after year.

Youth Minister Colleen Halker from Glandorf prepared the meal along with all the other youth ministers as they directed the youth on decorating the hall to serving up food. Also, the area’s DYC (Diocesan Youth Council) emceed the evening.


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