In March, KATC introduced viewers to a group of senior citizens who went viral for their field trip to a daiquiri shop. The seniors say they’re living their best life and continued that sentiment on Thursday night with their own special prom.
Prom isn’t just for high school seniors. Seniors at Pelican Pointe relived prom night decades later. For Dorothy Broussard, the night was extra special, as she was crowned prom queen.
“I said it can’t be. There must be another Dorothy Broussard. She said ‘no, it’s you,'” Broussard said.
Broussard’s son was right by her side to see the magic happen.
“We were excited about being here and it’s more exciting knowing that she made prom queen. We really didn’t know,” her son said.
Just like any prom, the dance floor was packed and everyone was decked out in formal gowns and suits.
“Enriching our resident’s lives is what I’m supposed to do. Taking them back to better times in their lives through music, food, and socializing. and if you look around I think we’ve succeeded. Everbody’s smiling and all dressed up. I think we did it,” Melanie Freeman said.
“I love the people. I visit a lot of them that don’t get out. I love them all. I love all the workers. They’re so good. I’ve never seen a place as nice as this,” Broussard said.
See the original story from KATC: “ A group of consenting adults walk into a bar” Pelican Pointe residents go viral