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Names Of Hopkins County Residents Age 90 Or Older Still Sought for Banquet

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Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center Marketing and Programs Director Karon Weatherman is still taking names of adults in Hopkins County who are or will be 90 years or older in 2020 so they can be honored at a banquet held in their honor later this spring.

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.

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.

Weatherman, who coordinates the event, said she already has 210 names, but believes there are even more residents who have reached this milestone. She would like to see every one of them 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 who 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.”

And, those who are 100 years or older will receive special recognition. Weatherman said she is aware of at least 14 individuals who have reached that milestone.

“If you know someone who is or will be 90 or over this year, please call me. I can look it up on my list to see if they are already on my list. Please don’t wait for others to call. They may not know or think someone else already had too. We don’t want to miss anyone,” Weatherman said.

She is setting a priority deadline of mid-March 13, so she can send out invitations and make sure she is prepared for each individual age 90 or older. 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]

Author: Faith Huffman

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