JONESBORO (3/19/07) -- The Arkansas State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Senior Citizen Prom - Masquerade Theme will be held on Thursday, March 29, at the Convocation Center from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Senior citizens are encouraged to come out and dance to the smooth sounds of the ASU Jazz Band from 5:00-6:00 p.m., show off their artistic ability by making masquerade masks and interact with ASU student-athletes.  Bingo will get underway at 6:00 p.m.  The evening will conclude with the crowning of the 2007 King and Queen.

“The Senior Citizen Prom has grown tremendously in just two years,” said ASU Associate Athletic Director Melanie Richardson.  “The first year we had about 75 seniors, last year there were over 200 seniors and this year we are expecting 300-plus seniors from around the Jonesboro area to attend the prom.  ASU’s student-athletes would like this event to be the premier event for senior citizens living in the Jonesboro community.  The prom has been a big success and we are constantly looking for ways to improve the experience for our student-athletes and their guests.”

To accommodate the growing number of participants, the prom will be held at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.  Guests may enter through the yellow entrance and admission is free for all seniors 55 years and older.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

For more information about the Senior Citizen Prom, please contact Melanie Richardson at 870-972-3356 or via e-mail at