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2018 Senior Prom Followed the Yellow Brick Road to Priceless Memories, Growth in Building Fund

The much-anticipated 2018 Seniors Prom was fun for all and blessed with talent, a host of volunteers and numerous sponsors which assured a memorable evening. For the 100 attendees, there were celebrity photos, lots of prizes, a dinner amidst theme decor, naming of Prom King and Prom Queen, and special entertainment by the Senior Entertainment Group.

The dinner menu consisted of Chicken Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Providence Vegetables, Corn, Roll, Apple Cobbler and Homemade Ice Cream prepared and served by James Weatherman, Tammy Templeton, Celia Templeton, Tiffany Jones, Stephen Jones and Pamela Johnson

2018 Ms. Hopkins County Senior Mary Ivey (left) with Prom King Charles Hill and Prom Queen Dana Mericle

L. to R. Al Bass, Gene Crist, Patsy Crist, Nancy Bolton, Karon Weatherman, Lavonne Elam, Betty Holden, Deana Hasten and Vender Wright.

After dinner, Mary Ivey, 2018 Ms Hopkins County Senior crowned the 2018 Prom King and Queen Charles Hill and Dana Mericle. Following more fun and games, it was time to be seated for the entertainment program by the local Senior Entertainment Group.  With the theme of “The Wizard of Oz”, a 25 minute skit which was a condensed  version of the classic movie starred Lavonne Elam as Dorothy,Patsy Crist as Scarecrow,  Deana Hasten as Tin Man, Nancy Bolton as Glenda the Good Witch, Betty Holden as Cowardly Lion, Vender Wright as The Great and Powerful Oz, Karon Weatherman as the Wicked Witch of the West , Al Bass as Narrator  and Gene Crist as Sound Man.

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The Senior Entertainment group also made and donated 5 Beautiful Gift
Baskets which were raffled off during the Prom. All Proceeds were donated to the
Senior Citizens Building Fund. The Raffle Baskets raised $ 531.00. The Senior Citizens Building Fund now stands at $38,630.

Prom Sponsors were Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home, Caring Transitions of Nor Tex, Sulphur Springs Health and Rehab., Clear Captions, Caring Hearts Hospice and United Health Care.

United Health Care took photos of everyone as they came in and printed and framed
them to hand out before they went home.

Some of the door prizes were donated by some of the Hopkins County Marketers Association. Almost everyone went home with a Door Prize.

Volunteer Hillis Bass painted and made all of the wall and table decorations

According to Karon Weatherman, Senior Citizens Center Director, local seniors are encouraged to make plans now to attend the 2019 Prom next summer!

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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