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Big Spring center gives residents opportunity of a lifetime with "Senior Prom"

Big Spring Center for Skilled Care (Source: KWES) Big Spring Center for Skilled Care (Source: KWES)
BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) -

Prom season is in full swing but this year it isn't only for teenagers. 

A Big Spring center is hosting a prom for senior citizens, giving them a second chance at a once of a lifetime opportunity. 

Naturally when you hear "Senior Prom" many think of high school seniors. However, many of these seniors didn't have a chance to make it to their high school prom, but on Saturday night, they will. 

"I thought it was kinda strange," said Leslie Kincheloe, resident of Big Spring Center for Skilled Care. 

"Well, I thought it would be sorta strange cause a lot of us are in therapy and wheel chairs so there's going to be weird dancing," said Carl Estes, resident of Big Spring Center for Skilled Care. 

Gentlemen are dressing to the nines while the ladies get hair, make up and nails done.

"All the ladies always love that," said Sara Schefeldt,  President of Resident Council at Big Spring Center for Skilled Care. "Getting dressed up and their hair done and their make up, it looks really pretty."

Coahoma High School lent their prom decorations and a local flower shop is donating corsages, all to help get the full effect.

The idea came from Activity Director, Michelle Rodriguez. For over 20 years, she's planned of having a senior prom.

"This is going to be good to bring back some memories and if they didn't have any, we're going to make some memories," said Rodriguez. "So that's going to be a wonderful experience."

The night is guaranteed fun and maybe some dancing. 

"I might try," said Estes. "It's just my legs don't work like they used to."

No age or dress code restrictions, everyone is invited.

"We just want to have a good time and you can come to our senior prom!" said Rodriguez. 

During the senior prom, a fashion show will take place. High school girls that attended prom this year will be there to show off their dresses. 

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