On a recent Sunday afternoon, we who reside at Sunbury Village Retirement Community in Bangor were treated by our activities director Renee Smith to a wondrous afternoon — our very own “senior prom.”
Our partners were young men and women who are students at John Bapst Memorial High School and members of the school’s various sports teams and the Key Club.
We were most impressed when the students arrived casually but properly attired in dress and slacks, white shirt and tie, some sporting the school colors of purple and white.
As Jerry Hughes began his magic on piano and sang songs old and new, the young people fanned out among us to choose their partners.
Theresa Laliberte led the dancing and cheered us on. Walkers were abandoned temporarily as they held tightly to their partners, swaying gently to the music. How long since any of us had danced? Smiles appeared on faces often stoic. Someone cared!
What a heartwarming scene and how proud the parents of these young people must be, as are we.
It was truly an enchanted afternoon for us all.