For many residents of the Village Crest Center for Health and Rehabilitation in New Milford, their senior prom was many years ago.

Others may not have attended prom at all.

Yet on Aug. 26, more than 50 residents and nearly a dozen guests attended a special senior prom hosted by Village Crest's recreation department.

The evening event featured traditional prom fare -- dinner, live music, dancing and the crowning of a king and queen.

Village Crest staff wore wait staff attire -- black pants and white tops -- to serve a hot dinner, while residents donned suits and dresses adorned with boutonnieres and corsages made by the center's Red Hat Society group.

Dresses were donated by several places, including the ThriftMart of New Milford, while suits were purchased with money donated in honor of a former resident who has since died.

Lennie's in New Milford donated some of the flowers for the centerpieces, and the band Tryst performed.

Since all of the residents looked spectacular, according to the staff, the names of attendees were written on pieces of paper, tossed on a platter and the names of a king and queen were randomly selected.

-- Deborah Rose

Deborah Rose

Photography by Deborah Rose