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Brick’s High School Students Organizing ‘Senior Citizen Prom’

The king and queen of the 2013 Senior Citizen Prom. (Photo: File Photo/Brick Township)

The king and queen of the 2013 Senior Citizen Prom. (Photo: File Photo/Brick Township)

A Brick Township tradition is continuing this year, with students from the National Honor Society at Brick Township High School and Brick Memorial High School helping to organize the annual Senior Citizen Prom.

The school district and the township have joined together to host the prom event for the past seven years. This year, the prom will feature music by Sentimental Journey Big Band, Mayor John Ducey said. The night is accompanied by a special dinner menu, compliments of many generous restaurants from Brick, which donate the evening’s meal.

Seniors, staff, and students are encouraged to wear prom-appropriate attire and to bring their dancing shoes for musical performances and student talent. In keeping with prom tradition, students will count the submitted ballots and announce the 2015 Senior Citizen Prom King and Prom Queen before the last dance.

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“The Senior Citizen Prom is a great event that highlights two of our town’s best resources, our students and our senior residents,” said Ducey, in a statement. “Everyone benefits from this intergenerational celebration and, more importantly, everyone has a great time.”

“This is a wonderful event that acknowledges our young, thoughtful Senior Citizens and fosters a sense of service learning with our student leaders,” said Dr. Walter Uszenski, Superintendent of Brick Schools.

Each year, the event is heralded as an important opportunity to bring generations together.

The event, which is free, will be held Friday, May 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Lake Riviera Middle School, 171 Beaverson Boulevard. Senior citizens who wish to attend are asked to RSVP their intentions by May 1, 2015 to Cindy Colantoni in the Brick Township Recreation Department by calling 732-262-1073.  This event is limited to 200 Brick Township residents and is on a first come, first served basis.

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