St. Clara's celebrates its centenarian residents
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[February 17, 2014]     Send a link to a friend 

On Monday, St. Clara's Manor hosted a special celebration in honor of its centenarian residents.

This year there were four special guests and a fifth lovely lady who was not able to attend.

The celebration included a rich potato soup, chicken salad on a croissant, chips and a beverage. Afterward, white cake with strawberry filling was served.

After the meal, each lady was given the gift of a rhinestone brooch and a small bag of candy. While they enjoyed their dessert, St. Clara's activity director read them interesting facts about the year they were born.

Activity assistant Rebecca Johnson also read them a poem on growing old.

Pictures by Nila Smith

The special cake notes "511 years of wisdom."

Each lady received a special gift at the end of the luncheon.


Hilma Theobald, 101

Verna Omenn, 101

Gladys Herrington, the newcomer to the club at 100.

Harold and Marilyn Strampp attend on behalf of 107-year-old Anna Strampp.

102-year-old Marie Kurtz examines her gift.

Activity assistant Linda Bree, at left in back,  helps Penny Tipton, activity director, take the cake around the room so everyone can see it.



Marie Parr of social services helps serve up lunch.

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