More than 140 older adults from throughout Bellmore-Merrick were treated to a senior citizens prom at Mepham High School on April 2, courtesy of the school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions club.
In line with the Hawaiian theme, students and guests donned colorful leis. Dozens of students helped to serve food, while members of the jazz band and soloists from the chorus entertained guests with a variety of songs.
The prom, which has been a Mepham tradition for 14 years, enables students to give back to their community and show their appreciation for the seniors. SADD members work throughout the year to fundraise for the event.
“This is a really great community outreach program that makes a strong connection between the students and senior citizens,” said Jeannette Spargifiore, who serves as SADD co-adviser with science teacher Dr. David Kommor.