Over 300 seniors kick off prom season Monday afternoon

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HOUSTON, TX - It was a bit bright out for senior prom Monday afternoon, but that didn’t stop over 300 senior citizens that packed the Double Tree Grand Ballroom for the their 2nd Annual District I Senior Citizen Senior Prom.

Their chaperon for the day, Councilman Robert Gallegos.

“I recall my aunt … she used to love to go to senior events. She was always excited, always happy, to know that someone invited her to an event,” said Gallegos.

And don’t let this silver fox fool you, he’s got some moves!

“To see the seniors get up and have a good time, it only encourages me, gets me more excited to stay out there for a good while,” he shared.

Just what kind of playlist does a DJ come with for this kind of senior prom?

DJ Phillip Tijerino, a.k.a DJ Dr. Phil Good, says “Tejanos really been popular today, and then I did a little bit of Motown, some funk, disco… and they love it!”

And you haven’t really lived until you’ve seen seniors “wobble!”

Every prom needs a king and queen… this one’s no different. These two especially left it all out on the dance floor.

“I’ve been dancing since I was 15 years old, I’m 75 now. Dancing is good for the heart, and it’s good exercise,” says Prom King Manuel Sustaita.

“We never feel that we are old, we always feel that we are young,” shared Prom Queen Sara William.

If you’re only as old as you feel, this king, queen, and their court found a way to keep young at heart. Prom season has officially begun.


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