Finally, a Prom Night without the Awkward Prom
Possibly the greatest item to hit the annual Youth Mission & Ministry auction this year was donated by a group of elders with a penchant for nostalgia and corsages. David Brenner, Margaret Mesaros, George Purdy, and Andi Saccoccio set out to create an elegant evening of playing dress-up and eating fancy foods for a group of lucky bidders. Dancing was strictly forbidden on this June evening they advertised as “A Prom Night without the Awkward Prom.”
The hosts greeted their esteemed guests—dressed to the nines in bowties and boutonnieres—at David’s home on Queen Anne. As the four couples stepped out of the rented limo, they were served appetizers in the garden in the golden evening light.
The first course was followed by photos at Kerry Park. “Of course, we weren’t the only ones going to prom that evening,” said Silas Wild, who attended the event with his wife Lorie. “You see, it was prom season, so there were at least six other limos at Kerry Park. Our age didn’t go unnoticed by the onlookers, and a couple parents of high-schoolers asked what we were up to. I told them, it’s prom without the prom! And they loved it!”
At the conclusion of the photo opp, the group’s limo whisked them away to Doug and Lyn Lee’s home on Lake Washington. Marla and Kelly Malone joined the Lees in preparing an award-winning dinner, complete with a flaming dessert. Because we all know that no prom night is complete without a flaming dessert.
Margaret captured the sentiment of the evening, saying, “I’m not sure who had more fun, the group who bought the event at the auction or those of us doing the planning and preparing!”
Thinking back to the days of his youth, Silas said, pensively, “I did enjoy my prom in high school—but I can say with certainty that my date this time around was much hotter.”