Teens host prom for senior citizens

Teens aren’t the only ones having a prom night this month. More than 50 Nampa senior citizens dressed up and danced the night away on Wednesday. The cafeteria at Lone Star Middle School was the place to be.

“This is the second year we have done this dance,” said Parker Akkerman, a junior at Nampa High School.

Seniors from several local retirement homes and assisted living facilities came out for the event. Horizon Home and Hospice and the Nampa Lions Club sponsored the evening.

About 100 students involved with Leo clubs from Nampa High, Lone Star Middle School and West Middle School planned the luau-themed prom.

“This is my first time coming and I think this is a wonder event,” said prom-goer Ruby Bronson. “It reminded me of my prom night in high school.”

The school cafeteria was decorated Hawaiian style. The room was lit up with colorful lights, decorations and Polynesian fire dancers sparked up the evening.

“It feels great putting on this event for other people and seeing them smile,” said Angelica Dockery, an eighth grader at West Middle School. “I can’t wait until next year.”