Aurora Pond residents dance the night away at homecoming festivities
October 20 marked a special evening at Holiday Retirement at Aurora Pond as residents, staff and guests gathered for the community’s annual homecoming dance.
Residents pinned on their boutonnieres and corsages for pictures in a photo booth before enjoying an elegant meal of shrimp scampi and prime rib courtesy of Aurora Pond’s kitchen staff.
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In line with the homecoming tradition, the community also crowned two of its own as king and queen for the evening. Lyle Etcher and Mickey Trimble, both residents at Aurora Pond, were voted homecoming royalty by their fellow neighbors and were the first two to kick off the dancing.
“The king and queen’s first dance was such a memorable moment,” said Pamela Eerdmans, enrichment coordinator for Aurora Pond. “Seeing other residents join Lyle and Mickey on the dance floor and have a wonderful evening reminds us why we put on events like these.”
For many residents, the evening was a nostalgic reminder of their high school days. “This dance really represents a time of innocence and fun from their youth,” said Eerdmans. “Many residents are transported to another time in their past when they were young and in love.”
Attendees were all smiles as local band “The Silvertones” played live music to close out an evening that meant just as much to staff and guests as it did for residents reliving their cherished high school years.
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