A Time to Shine: North Butler prom couples visit Rehabilitation Center of Allison

L-R: Carter Leerhoff, Cassidy Staudt, Rainy Kock, Karter Faust, Credance Lundgren and Emy Osterbuhr were among the students that visited the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. On right: Levi Lubben hands a rose to a resident as his prom date, Bailee Bortz, looks on. (Capri Rabatach photos

“You look like a movie star!” North Butler senior Emy Osterbuhr’s great grandma told her last year at prom.

     This year many more proud local grandparents had the opportunity to see their favorite prom couples Saturday afternoon at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison, thanks to the work of Butler County Council for 4-H committee members including Osterbuhr, Rainy Kock, Cassidy Staudt, Credance Lundgren, Karter Faust and leader Tayler Veldhuizen.

     “The idea really came from my great grandma’s reaction last year at prom. It made her entire week to see my date and I in our prom attire…” Emy Osterbuhr said. “Three months ago, my great grandma moved into the nursing home because of declining health. Of course, my date and I knew we had to go see her and show her our dresses on that special day. Then my mom and I talked about having more people coming in to show their dresses and nice tuxes.”

     The County 4-H council brought the idea came to life. Allison Hardware and Variety’s floral department and Bouillion Flower and Garden in Greene donated flowers for the event, and an anonymous donor gave $50 for a raffle for participating couples. North Butler Principal Heather Holm thought it was a wonderful idea and a sign-up sheet was posted at the high school office. Sixteen couples showed up to visit with the elderly at the care center before prom.

 

Read more in the April 18 edition of the TRIBUNE.

 

 

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