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Two days before women throughout the nation gathered to stand up for their rights in Washington, Roanoke and across the nation, nine area residents born before females won the vote got together to celebrate 100-plus years of their own history.

The event was a Centennial Celebration at Richfield Living community, held in the Jane Morgan Harris Chapel. It honored residents who are already 104, 103, 102, 101 and 100, as well as those who will turn 100 in the next few months.

“We have almost 900 years of different life stories and backgrounds in this room,” said Mark Guerry, director of Life Enrichment for The Rehab Center and Richfield’s Recovery and Care Center where all nine of the honorees live.

Read the whole article at The Salem Times Register.

Photos courtesy of Meg Hibbert and the Salem Times Register

Genevieve Hailey

Nannie Bowens