Who doesn’t love special festivities, dancing and fun? Teenagers aren’t the only ones having prom in May.
Proms got their start with young people, but it wasn’t always exclusive to high school. According to TIME magazine’s Brief History of the Prom, the word prom or “promenade” simply refers to “the formal, introductory parading of guests at a party.” The prom as we know it began in 19th century America as a simple banquet held for graduating university students. As teen culture took root in the 1940s and 1950s, proms were centered on American high schools. It was in the 1950s that proms were increasingly being held at hotels and country clubs, as the postwar economy recovered. The prom even made it to the White House in 1975, under President Ford (and his daughter Susan).
Azura Memory Care of Stoughton and Azura Memory Care of Sheboygan were “Puttin’ on the Ritz” as they hosted Senior Proms. Our residents and Team dressed up and enjoyed the festivities with friends and family.
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