Big plans are in the works for the annual Senior Senior Prom, to be held from 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Waxahachie Senior Center on North U.S. Highway 77.

Amy Hollywood, community relations manager for the city of Waxahachie, explained the details of the event.

“The theme will be ‘Night in Vegas’ and will feature Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin impersonations, and period music and American standards will be played,” she said.

The prom is a part of the Seniors Helping Seniors Week and will involve Waxahachie High School seniors who pass their TAKS tests and have some days to devote to helping senior citizens.

“Last year’s program was a huge success and I believe this year’s will be even better,” Hollywood said. “The high school seniors will volunteer in the health-rehab centers in town as well as the senior center. They will volunteer to do things like clean yards of senior citizens who can’t get out and work in their own yards,” Hollywood said. “They will paint fire hydrants, clean Getzendaner Park and other services – the community will benefit from it, especially senior citizens.”

The seniors from WHS also will be on hand to dance with the senior citizens during the Senior Senior Prom. The attire is Sunday dress, with Hollywood adding that after-five dress would be appropriate.

Included in the prom will be an hors d’oeuvres buffet, with a photographer also on hand to take prom photographs of each couple.

“Last year, there were a couple of people that had never attended a high school prom – this was the first one they had ever attended and they were so excited and had so much fun,” Hollywood said. “There was one couple last year that said they had married before they graduated and, because of that, the school wouldn’t let them attend their senior prom.”

Hollywood noted that the event is sponsored by several local entities.

“This event wouldn’t be possible without our sponsors,” she said. “Sponsors are Citizens National Bank of Texas, Odyssey Hospice, Amedisys Home Health, Country Lane Seniors and WISD.”

Tickets are on sale at the senior center for $5 each. For further information, contact Hollywood at 972-937-7330.

Contact Paul at paul.gauntt@wninews.com or 469-517-1450.