Today Waterford hosted a Day Prom for Key Center School in Franconia, Va., which serves students with intellectual disabilities and autism.
For the fifth year, nearly 50 Key Center students travelled to Waterford’s Springfield location and enjoyed fun, food and dancing – celebrating one of the most memorable adolescent milestones.
With a theme of “Vegas Baby”, the Waterford ballroom, already decked out with sparkling chandeliers, was adorned with casino decorations. The student planning committee determined the menu and Executive Chef Michael Rogers and his team were happy to prepare the array of fun finger foods that included pizza, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and waffle fries. Students began dancing to the tunes of the DJ as soon as they entered the ballroom and the fun lasted till the end with the final parent/child dance.
Earlier in the day, students of Edison High School’s cosmetology program visited the Key Center students to provide hair and makeup consultations and to help everyone prepare for the big event. More than 20 students from Robert E. Lee High School, who have served as peer mentors to the Key Center students throughout the year, were also in attendance.
Every high school student deserves a prom, and this Day Prom gives the students from Key Center School a chance to have a gorgeous, wonderful experience that will give them beautiful memories that will be theirs forever.
Waterford was honored to be a part of this special day and looks forward to hosting a similar event at its Fair Oaks location next week.