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Representative Ghanbari Honors Wood County’s Nonagenarians, Two Centenarians 

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.”

State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg), left, with Harry Swartz of Fostoria during a celebration honoring Wood County’s nonagenarians, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Bowling Green, Ohio. Swartz, a World War II Army Veteran who served in D-Day, was one of 70 honorees recognized during the celebration coordinated by the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (Photo courtesy/Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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.”

State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari is serving his first term in the Ohio House of Representatives after being appointed in March of 2019. He represents the 3rd Ohio House District, serving residents of Wood County.


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