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ETX seniors get chance to re-live their high school prom

MOUNT PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) -

It might be 60 or 70 years later, but residents at Greenhill Villas of Mount Pleasant nursing home haven't forgotten how to have fun at prom.

"It's been a long time since I've been through something like this and I didn't have any idea that this would happen again," said Joe Traylor, a resident at Greenhill Villas of Mount Pleasant.

The Greenhill Villas of Mount Pleasant put on a Las Vegas theme first annual senior prom for all of their residents on Friday night.

"My mom said Memaw was having a prom and I was like ‘what?,'" said Brittany Wells, granddaughter of one of Greenhill Villas' residents.

Prom essentials were in place; bow ties, sparkly dresses, fancy shoes, and of course dancing!

"You'd be surprised how some of them can dance at this age," Traylor said.

Chana Howell said she can see a glow in her mother's face on Friday night, "She's really been looking forward to it. She's acting 20 years younger than I've seen her act in the last 5 or 6 years."

"It brings a lot out of the people by things like this happening," Traylor said.

Prom hors d'oeuvres were served and the Greenhill Villas senior prom queen and king were crowned.

For many, Friday's experience might rival their first prom.

"This is all she's talked about for a couple of weeks. I'm not so sure she's not looking forward to this one more than her high school prom," Howell said.

"I wouldn't expect to have this much fun but I am having fun," said Nancy Matthews, resident at Greenhill Villas of Mount Pleasant.

Activity director Trent Fountain believes our elders always deserve the best, "Being a part of long term health care, it's not the end of life, but the beginning of a new adventure."

Fountain promises to make next year's second annual prom an even bigger adventure.

The Greenhill Villas staff says Friday's prom would not have been possible without the help of the community. They say several organizations donated prom dresses and helped the seniors get ready for their big night. 

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