Get your groove on at the Senior Prom


Dust off your dancing shoes! The Area Agency for Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington and Wahkiakum Health and Human Services is inviting everyone 55 and over to the Senior Prom!

“We won’t card you,” Kathy Briggs, who serves on the AAADSW Advisory Council, said, laughing. “We’re hoping to see as many faces as possible there. It is a chance for our seniors to have an evening of music, dancing, making new acquaintances, and seeing familiar faces.”

There will be dancing in the former sanctuary of what is now the Hope Center in Cathlamet on Saturday, August 5, from 6-9 p.m. Music from the 50s and 60s will be provided by Glenn Wiest, John Luke, and John Marx, who will share disc jockey duties. Kathy Briggs hopes to spin a few tunes from the disco era as well and if we’re lucky, someone will teach the Hustle.

Briggs admitted she was already getting some resistance to the dancing.

“You don’t have to dance, it’s optional,” she said.

Food and beverages will be provided in another common area of the Hope Center, where guests can mingle and listen to Cedar Mora who will sing and play the piano.

Briggs plans to get dressed up for the event, and hopes others will take advantage of this moment to pull out their fancy duds, though it is not required.

“It is a prom after all,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to get dressed up because how often do we get to do that any more?”

A photo booth will be set up and crowns will be available, making sure everyone feels like King and Queen of this Prom.

The event is free.

The Hope Center is located at 320 S. 3rd Street in Cathlamet.

“We hope this will be a welcomed event by our seniors and the beginning of many more such events in the future,” Briggs said.


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