‘Senior prom’ in Avon features music, dancing and socializing

It was a frigid evening outside Feb. 9, but it was warm inside St. Benedict’s Church in Avon, where a crowd gathered to enjoy a “senior prom.”

Lily Rossman, left, and Reanna Laing

About 40 people came for fun, dancing, socializing, and snacks. Local musician Nathan Neuman provided the music for the event, which was organized by Reanna Laing, 14, and Lily Rossman, 13, as a Girl Scout Silver Award project. The event was originally planned for seniors, but all were welcome.

The girls, who have been Girl Scouts since kindergarten, were happy with the turnout, calling it a big success. “We chose this project because we wanted to do something fun for the seniors of our community,” Laing said.

The Silver Award is the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA. It requires each girl to contribute 50 hours of work toward a project related to an issue they care about, Laing said.


  • Al and Myrna Lindeman dance during the Senior Prom event. (Photos and video by Dianne Towalski)


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Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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