Residents of Cambridge Village and guests from all over Wake County dressed to the Nines and danced the night away to the big band sounds of Leon Jordan & the Continentals.

Marian Lucas, 69 of Apex barely left the dance floor during the first hour.“I think this is great,” she said. “Hardly anything like this happens in Apex. Usually, you have to go to Raleigh. It’s good for the residents and the community.“It draws attention to arthritis,” she continued. “We all have arthritis. It’s a given as you get older.”

For Jean Evans, 79, who lives at Cambridge Village, the prom was an excuse to dust off her professional dancing skills.“I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old,” she said. “I dance everywhere I go.”

At the end of the night, the tally was in: Cambridge Village and the community shimmied and shagged their way to $500 in donations for the Arthritis Foundation.

Read the article in the Raleigh News & Observer