The Clara Bridges 90+ banquet is held yearly at the Senior Citizens Center in Sulphur Springs. It honors those who have the strength and courage to live to 90 years of age or more.
Who was Clara Bridges?
In 2005 the Morning Chapel Baptist Church decided that they wanted to honor Clara Bridges who was the oldest member of their congregation at that time. Sister Clara Bridges was a Woman of Character, Knowledge, Loyalty, Wisdom and was a very Godly woman. Pastor Harold B. Nash and her church family officially designated her as the “Mother of the Church” on August 21, 2005.
The Church held a Banquet in her honor and invited everyone 90 years of age and older along with their friends and families to the Banquet. A Banquet is still held to honor every Senior Citizen in Hopkins County that has made it to the 90 Year Milestone.