Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Director Harvey announce annual Centenarian Honors Reception Print
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Written by Office of the Governor of the State of Iowa   
Friday, 19 October 2012 07:31

(DES MOINES) – Governor Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey today announced Iowa Centenarians will be honored at the Centenarian Honors Reception on October 23, 2012.

To date, the U.S. Census Registry shows that there are 846 Iowans aged 100 years and older.  The oldest Iowa citizen is 115 years of age and resides in Johnston.

“The Lt. Governor and I are pleased to take part in the Department on Aging’s Centenarian Honors Reception,” said Governor Branstad.  “These Iowans have made our great state what it is today and all Iowans should look to these individuals as examples of how to live.”

The Centenarian Honors Reception will be held Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the Iowa Historical Building Atrium, located at 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to honor Iowan Centenarians. Each of their lives is a unique and amazing story and I look forward to honoring them at the event,” said Reynolds.

Director Harvey stated, “This is a special celebration for our treasured oldest Iowans, and we welcome those who wish to join us as part of this exciting event to honor them.”

To find out more about the event or to purchase a ticket to the reception, call the Iowa Department on Aging at: 515/725-3312 or toll-free: 800/532-3213 and ask for Machelle Shaffer.

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