Timbers of Shorewood
Senior Ball Broom dance with the Del Bergeson Orchestra

Seniors’ Senior Prom: Top Hats & Bow Ties

Timbers of Shorewood

PromAll senior citizens are invited to the 13th annual Seniors’ Senior Prom titled, “Top Hats & Bow Ties” from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The event is free and open to the public.

The Timbers of Shorewood’s Seniors’ Senior Prom has been an annual event for 13 consecutive years. That’s a lot of kings and queens through the years. That’s a lot of foxtrots and waltzes and most of all – a lot of happy dancers.

The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide the music of the Big Band era. This 10-piece band has been tempting couples onto the dance floor at 35-40 gigs a year, the Timbers being a favorite. A resident of Joliet, Orchestra Director Del Bergeson plays trombone and sings standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Sammy Davis Jr.

The prom features hors d’oeuvres, dancing, raffles and all the prom trimmings. A special moment will be the crowning of the king and queen of the prom.

In typical prom fashion, chaperones will be on hand making sure the night goes smoothly – only these chaperones are local teenagers. Several teens from Joliet Catholic Academy and Joliet West High School will serve as escorts and dance partners.

“The prom is a highly anticipated event,” said Faith Varga, executive director of The Timbers. “I know that the residents look forward to the crowning of a new king and queen, although it’s bittersweet to hand the crowns over to the next reigning couple. The residents are already talking about the decorations and the prom itself to the new residents.”

Named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce, The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community that provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.

The public is invited, and admission is free. For more information call 815-609-0669.