June 16, 2010
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH – Seventy-five Heights students began their Senior Prom on June 4 at Judson Park retirement community, talking to senior citizens and sharing Prom memories. The residents were waiting in a beautiful lobby area with a jazz keyboard player providing background music.
The young adults and the mature adults enjoyed punch and hors d’oeuvres as they talked about this year’s Prom and those of many years ago.
Judson volunteer and resident Ida AuWerter helped guide the students to several dining rooms for more conversation. She said, “The young people were beautiful – inside and out!”
Judson resident Wilbur Nordstrom agreed with her, and added, “What a party! The kids came and talked with us…bringing back so many wonderful memories.” Marion Ratnoff added, “They looked SMASHING!! The best part is that they want to come! And they help organize it too!”
Senior Eric Brock was one of the student organizers. “I was glad to help; it was fun – everyone at Judson was so welcoming and kind.”
This is the ninth year that Heights students have visited Judson on their way to Prom, held at Landerhaven for the first time.