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MAHOPAC, N.Y. – More than 250 seniors attended the 11th annual Senior Citizen Prom at Mahopac High School on Sunday.

The annual event had a sock-hop theme this year, and seniors were treated to music, dancing and dinner, while also being given a chance to interact with more than 100 students from the Mahopac High School Student Athletic Council, which sponsors the event.

State Sen. Greg Ball also was at the event, to present a $5,000 grant to help fund it.

“This is a wonderful event that Mahopac school district hosts every year,” Ball said. “The event allows students to meet and enjoy a fun day with our senior citizen population.”

Mahopac Schools Superintendent Thomas Manko said, “Sen. Greg Ball’s support for the senior citizens of our community through this grant is enthusiastically appreciated. This … will enable the school district to continue this important initiative that recognizes our senior citizens and provides a forum for intergenerational communication where current high school students serve dinner, coffee and dessert to our senior citizens and dance with and listen to stories from the senior citizens.” (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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