SALEM - The Salem High School cafeteria was transformed into a French restaurant as the Interact Club and members of Salem's Rotary International sponsored the annual senior citizen's prom, "An Evening in Paris," on April 17.
Attorney Amanda Jackson and Anthony G. Martinelli served as co-chairmen for the popular event. Decorations were provided by Terry Roberts, food was prepared by Frank Zamarelli and dinner included homemade French pastries prepared by the Plummer-Jackson families. A special thank you was extended to Salem's Walmart. Once again, entertainment was provided by the Jack Halkides Band. Music for the evening was arranged by Karen Sebo.
Members of the Salem Rotary Club provided numerous door prizes that included gift cards, gift bags and baskets. The highlight of the evening was the crowning of the prom king and queen. This year's winners were Timothy Groom and his granddaughter Ryleigh Groom, who is a member of the school's Interact Club.
Pictured is Senior Citizen’s Prom King Timothy Groom and his granddaughter, Queen Ryleigh Groom, at the Salem Rotary’s annual senior prom at the Salem High School April 17. (Submitted photo)
"This dance has become one of our popular events in the community. I think everyone who attended had a great time," said Attorney Jackson.
"We could never do any of these projects without the help of our wonderful students," said Martinelli. "They were terrific in helping us set up and tear down. And they looked great dressed up in their party clothes to help at the dance itself."
"As the principal of Salem High School, I am always so very proud of the character and contributions of our fine students, said Dr. Joseph Shivers. "My wife and I stopped by this year's prom. I spoke with a number of guests. I would sum up the evening by saying: 'great success!'"