COLUMBUS — State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) recognized 70 Wood County residents celebrating a birthday of 90 or older during a special dinner Monday in Bowling Green.
“It was a tremendous honor to join these residents, as well as their family and friends, in recognizing this truly amazing milestone,” said Representative Ghanbari. “I was blessed to meet folks like Ms. Margaret Neifer who is 101 years old, and other Wood County residents like World War II Army and D-Day veteran Mr. Harry Swartz.”
Representative Ghanbari presented each honoree with an official House of Representatives Commendation co-signed by Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford).
Coordinated by the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc., the annual 90’s Plus Spectacular Event was held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. The celebration included an introduction of each honoree, a slideshow highlighting their lives, musical entertainment and awards presented by Representative Ghanbari and other elected officials. The dinner menu included pork loin, parmesan risotto, roasted cauliflower and carrots, tossed salad, fresh fruit and dessert.
“It was a delight to serve each guest dinner at the conclusion of the awards ceremony,” said Representative Ghanbari. “What an awesome evening to celebrate these nonagenarians and older residents. There is much we can learn from each of these honorees.”