Hopkins County each year holds a special celebration to recognize senior adults for reaching the milestone of 90 years.
The event is named in honor of Clara Bridges, a local resident who remained a vital part of her church community after reaching her 90th birthday. Bridges was born in Aug. 1912 and died Dec. 23, 2013.
The 15th Annual Clara Bridges 90+ Banquet will begin at noon Saturday, April 25, 2020 and once again be held at First Baptist Church’s Recreational Outreach Center, The ROC, located at 115 Putman St. in Sulphur Springs.
In 2019, more than 220 residents were honored at this special event for Hopkins County residents 90 and older. Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center Marketing and Programs Director Karon Weatherman, an event coordinator, said she believes there are even more residents who have reached this milestone. She would like to see recognized.
“I am looking for ALL seniors in Hopkins County that are 90 years of age or will be in 2020. If you know any seniors that are 89 years old or over please contact me to see if they are on my list,” Weatherman said. “I see obituaries all the time where seniors are over 90 and I never had them on my list. It makes me sad that we never honored them.”
The honorees and their family members will be treated to a free banquet lunch, thanks to even sponsors.
For additional information about the banquet or to register a senior for the event, contact Weatherman at the Senior Citizens Center, at 903)-85-1661 or send an email to [email protected]