By Meg Dickens
The Johnson County Senior Center went all out with its Senior Prom at RedTail Mountain Resort last week as more than 120 people showed up to party the evening away. It was an opportunity for seniors to get dolled up and head out for an evening. Rick Cornett from Rick Cornett Photography took traditional prom photos in front of a backdrop while Johnson County High School’s Skills USA students prepared and served an impressive meal under the guidance of Culinary Arts teacher Craig Cox. Dinner consisted of a house salad, prime rib strip steak, chicken cordon bleu, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans and either a cupcake or piece of cheesecake was also a hit.
“Many of the seniors told me they never got to go to their prom,” said Senior Center director Kathy Motsinger. “Now they are already asking me to have another one.”
After dinner, attendees flocked to the dance floor to steal the show with their dance moves. As the evening progressed, Motsinger announced the prom king and queen, Rick and Elaine Moore, who have received their crowns to thunderous applause and drifted to the dance floor for their honorary dance.
Motsinger thanked the sponsors who made the evening possible. Peter Lawson and RedTail Mountain Vista, Johnson County Bank, Farmers State Bank, Iron Mountain Construction, Hux & Lipford Funeral Home and Miller’s Flower Shop. The Skills USA students worked hard preparing a delicious meal and excellent service. Prom attendees also donated $500 in tips to the Culinary Arts Department, which plans to use the funds for travel expenses to the national
competition in Louisville, Kentucky.
Everyone was content by the end of the evening. The special evening was filled with smiles and laughter. Everyone headed to the dance floor for the final dance, to the song entitled Forever Young. Incidentally, Senior Prom was the final event held in the ballroom that is reportedly set
to be converted into hotel rooms.