The lives and contributions of Delta seniors who are 90 years young or more were celebrated in a special annual event on Wednesday, April 25, at the Delta Senior Center (DSC).
The Super Senior 90s luncheon event was attended by 79 persons. Of those, 23 seniors were over the age of 90. Several others were unable to attend that day.
Those honored were Robert Anderson, Marcy Boss, Agnes Bush, Art Cannon, Margie Citl, Howard Cowan, Pat Cowan, Lillie Farrell, Mary Gallegos, Virginia Harding, Virginia Harris, Barbara Hedges, Lorena Hudgens, Dorothy Isom, Edna Ives, Art Lindsey, Don Lucy, Ann Marsh, Anna Mae Miller, Doris Myers, Mae Belle Philpott, Lorene Stone and Anna Marie Suppes.
They each received a floral gift from Ruby's Floral, and a gift basket filled with snacks, fruit and candy prepared by the DSC.
Drawings were held for special prizes.
The oldest guests were Anna Marie Suppes, 101, and Virginia Harris, 100. Suppes received a special bouquet of flowers from Ruby's Floral for being the oldest in the room.
A delicious ham lunch and special cake was prepared by the Senior Community Meals staff. Lunch trays were served to all by three members of the Delta High School Leo Club, the junior organization of the Delta Lions Club. They were Tori Dockter, Sara Geddes and Krislin Haskins.
The Delta luncheon was organized by Doris Myers, a longtime volunteer and board member of the DSC, with help from other DSC volunteers, and board members. The tables and dining room were decorated, and all honorees received special necklaces at the entrance.
Meal costs for the honorees were paid for by Larry Davidson, a former DSC board president, in a memorial tribute to his father, Gerald Davidson. Special music was provided by Ron Smith and Leslye Wick. Orland Broome offered a prayer and led the Pledge of Allegiance. Paul Ash served as master of ceremonies.
The Super Senior 90s luncheon is an annual celebration set by the Delta County Council on Aging. Other special luncheons were held the same day at the Cedaredge, Hotchkiss and Paonia senior center meal sites.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.