Reception To Honor Iowa's Centenarians - All 846
by Associated Press
October 19, 2012 9:14 AM
Gov. Terry Branstad and other state officials plan to take part in a ceremony honoring Iowans who have lived for a century or longer.
Branstad's administration announced Thursday that it would host the Centenarian Honors Reception on Oct. 23 at the Iowa Historical Building Atrium in Des Moines.
U.S. Census Bureau data shows that 846 Iowans are 100 or older, and the oldest is a 115-year-old Johnston resident.
Branstad says all Iowans should look to these individuals as examples of how to live their lives.
The event is open to the public at a cost of $20, which includes appetizers and desserts. More information is available through the Iowa Department of Aging.