A 1932 Plymouth PB Roadster, owned by Rick Clevenger, in front of the event’s banner.

Story & Photos by LEGION TAYLOR

The local 4-H youth put on a Senior Prom at the Wakulla Senior Center on Wednesday, Feb. 14 – the culmination of five months of hard work. The prom’s theme was “Dash into the ‘50s” and featured decorations, food, and even classic cars from the era.

The Prom was the 4-H’s community pride project, a yearly endeavor that challenges members to go above and beyond with their community service. The idea was first developed in September, and has been the club’s biggest focus since then. “I thought of my grandparents, and wanted to do something nice for them and the community,” said 4-H President Vanessa Elderkin.
Elderkin also says that the biggest challenge the club faced was trying to unify everyone’s ideas into a single cohesive vision that could be carried out.
“I could see this becoming an annual event,” said senior center Director Lara Edwards. “And we haven’t even started making milkshakes yet!”

Attendees line up to be served dishes reminiscent of the 1950s by youth in the local 4-H Club.
Four classic cars were parked outside of the Senior center for attendees to take photos with. The Blue, Silver, and Black cars are owned by Rick Clevenger, while the orange Studebaker is owned by Christine Parkinson.
Senior Citizens at the Prom.
Attendees line up for free blood pressure tests and gift bags from the Wakulla Health Department.