Teen takes 93-year-old grandmother to prom

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- A 93-year-old woman was the belle of the ball at her grandson’s junior prom.

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Betty Jane Keene, 93, was thrilled to accompany her grandson, Connor Campbell, to his prom on Saturday in Summerville, South Carolina.

“It was wonderful,” Keene told ABC News.

Campbell told the Summerville Journal Scene that he made a promise to his grandmother a year ago that he would take her to prom, because she had never been.

“I had a wrist corsage with pink roses. He had a pink rose boutonniere,” said Keene. “He’s such a handsome boy.”

Kenne got her hair, makeup and nails done to go to the dance. Campbell wore a pink rose boutonniere, a pink tie and a pink vest to match Keene’s dress. 

“I’ve always shopped at Draper’s and Damon’s, and so I had a catalog, and I flipped, and I saw this pale pink long dress with a light jacket, and I thought I looked good in pink,” said Keene. “I was a blonde in my day and I always wore soft colors. I said to Jackie (Campbell’s mother), ‘I think this will be great, but tell Connor to look at it.’ And he screamed, ‘Tell her to get it.’”

Kenne said she had a good time dancing and meeting all her grandson’s friends.

“He had told all his friends, every boy and girl. It was about 100 children at that dance and it was so lovely and they all came up and shook my hand,” Keene told ABC News.

Keene said she won’t be attending Connor’s senior prom next year.

“I won’t go next year,” she said. “I want him to find a girlfriend.”

See more at ABC News.

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