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REM Ohio Participants Enjoy Prom Night
May 26, 2013
OHIO — As reported by the Troy Daily News, individuals from REM Ohio programs in western and central Ohio recently participated in the REM Ohio prom, held at Riverside of Miami County. Some 150 men and women, ages 18 to 70, took to the floor for a night of dancing and fun. The theme of the evening was “Candyland,” which called for decorations such as balloons made to look like lollipops.
“They were all so excited,” REM Ohio program director Sarah Watkins told the Daily News. “We had 150 slots, and we were all full in two weeks. Some (individuals) knew each other through the adult day service, but others brought their roommates or dates.”
According to the Daily News, the REM Ohio staff members decided to hold their own prom after Vineyard Cincinnati Church no longer hosted one. Making the evening more special was the fact that it was the first prom for many of the program participants. All in attendance, though, arrived in dapper and elegant prom attire. The women wore dresses donated by Emmy’s Bridal in Minster, April’s Bridal in Union and REM employees, while men wore suits provided by SSA of Shelby County. A DJ ensured that everyone had fun on the dance floor.