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County Seniors Gather in Buffalo for Annual Prom

The prom king and queen share a dance together as seniors dance the night away at the Buffalo Senior Center.

Senior citizens from around the county were able to relive the high school experience during the Putnam County Senior Prom. This fun event, which allows senior citizens to become high school seniors again, was held last Friday, May 17, at the Buffalo Senior Center. Guests enjoyed an evening of music and dance with entertainment provided by the Wildwood Players, a local band based in the Hurricane area. Members of the Midway Meridians 4-H club also attended the event, providing company for the seniors as part of 4-H’s Hands to Larger Service.

Every prom needs its king and queen, and Ray Rust of Poca and Marylin Edwards of Hurricane were named the Putnam County Senior Prom King and Queen. The royal couple is chosen by lottery, with 2024 Putnam County Fair Teen Queen Tiarah Thornton and Maegan Desrothers, President of Midway Meridians, drawing the winning names. Thornton is the granddaughter of Susan Truitt, one of the cooks at the Buffalo Center.

Originally started in 2018 by the Putnam Aging program, the Putnam County Senior Prom rotates around the three senior centers in the county, which are located in Buffalo, Hometown, and Hurricane. The event will be held at the Hometown Senior Center next year.

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