If you live in Solano County and have already lived to be 100 years old, or are planning to by the first week of October, get ready for the county’s annual salute to centenarians on Oct. 4.
That day, the county will hold its fifth annual celebration of its most-worldly residents at the weekly meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
The public is invited.
The meeting begins at 8 a.m. at the government center at 675 West Texas St. in Fairfield.
“It’s an honor to hear the stories of these amazing centenarians,” District 4 Supervisor John Vasquez of Vacaville said in an announcement of the reception.
“They give us a unique perspective on history and how to approach life,” Vasquez said.
The annual event is sponsored by the Senior Coalition of Solano County.
Coalition coordinator Rochelle Sherlock said the county was interested in learning who else was more than 100 years old in the county, in addition to the 60 or so centenarians she already has interviewed.
“Active centenarians are a particular testament to aging well,” Sherlock said. “Several of them still live independently and engage fully in life.”
Anyone who knows of a centenarian who wants to be included should contact Sherlock at (707) 864-3984 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Names are requested even if the centenarian is unable to attend the ceremony.