EATON — The Preble County Council on Aging held its annual Senior Prom on May 20, at The Grange in Eaton.
In April, ballots and ballot boxes were set out at the Senior Center, at The Grange, and in the Senior Scene Newsletter. Votes were collected until May 1, and announced the night of the prom.
The 2017 Senior Prom King is Gene Sandlin of Camden, and Queen is Pam Hines of Eaton.
They will be ambassadors for the Preble County Council on Aging and will attend many events in the county, including most parades throughout the county. The only stipulation to be king and queen is that eon must be a current member of PCCOA.
When asked about being crowned King and Queen, Gene and Pam replied, “We are very honored and proud to represent the greatest senior center in Ohio! Who said we couldn’t have a prom at our age, and even be King and Queen.” Gene has never been to a prom, Pam went to several in high school, but never was Queen. They continued to say, “We are going to have so much fun! Thanks to all who voted for us. Thanks to all who will volunteer in driving us in the many parades this year. Thanks to the PCCOA staff that made the prom happen. Thanks to Buckeye Jakes for providing the food. Thanks to Pam Barr who never disappoints us. Thanks to our family for always supporting us. Most of all Thanks to God.”
The sounds of Thunder Bay provided the music for the evening. The event was sponsored by Reid Health Alliance, and thanks to SVG for providing transportation in the parades.