91-year-old woman attends prom for first time

PITTSBURGH, Penn. -- Prom was worth the wait for a 91-year-old Pennsylvania woman.

In her 91 years, Edna Lamping had never been to prom.

Edna grew up in McKees Rocks and her family was strict. They wouldn't let her go to prom. But that never kept her from dancing.

"We used to dance Friday, Saturday and Sunday but not anymore because the legs don't carry ya," Edna Lamping said.

Thanks to Edna's family and the staff at Montour High School, she finally got the chance to dance the night away at prom.

Edna and her husband Joe didn't realize their family has been planning this day for weeks.

"We were originally going to do a prom style party. My mom said we don't we see if my alma mater will actually have them at their prom," said Kaitlin Dolak, the couple's granddaughter.

Montour High School staff immediately got on board and made the Lampings their VIP guests.

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"I think I only found out the last minute. They put a neck tie on me and said we're going someplace," said Joe Lamping.

Students at the school were glad to have the special guests.

"Everyone thinks it's really awesome I feel like Montour really welcomes them with open arms to our prom," said Shannon Smith, a senior at Montour High.

Sure times have changed and they don't dance like she used to.

"Oh yeah, now they just stand in one place and shake it," said Edna.

But when a moment is 91 years in the making, you can dance however you want.

"Oh I think I brought the best looking girl here," said Joe Lamping.


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