Story ran on May 1, 2000
SNAPSHOTS: A peek at the passing parade
They were swinging’ to the oldies as approximately 100 Retired Seniors Volunteer Program volunteers went "Cruisin’ to the Hop" on April 24, 2000. The Hickman High School cafeteria was the scene as members of Hickman’s Class of 2000 joined with deejay Charley Blackmore to entertain and act as dancing partners at the Seniors for Seniors Prom 2000.
Laura Arnold, RSVP project director at Boone County Council on Aging, did most of the organizing and do-ahead work, however many "young" seniors helped with the success of this sixth annual event. There were no wallflowers at this prom, and adding to the fun was the 1939 yearbook brought by Mary Jane Nichols, which was aged enough to win a gift from I.B. Nuts & Fruit Too for being the oldest yearbook in attendance. Muriel Bruner, Janis Stober, Cleo Windsor and Irene Minnick waltzed off with the most sought-after door prizes — teddy bears dressed in outfits from the 1920s through the 1950s. Most of the music was from the young-at-heart seniors’ era, but novelties such as the chicken dance and the Macarena also were enjoyed.
The purpose of the Seniors Prom is to honor and thank the members of RSVP for their contribution of more than 54,000 hours of service in 1999. Their contributions to the Boone County community equate to approximately $500,000 worth of time given to nearly 80 social service agencies in the county.
Who cut the meanest rug? Who tripped the lightest fantastic?
No losers here — everybody won!
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