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VIDEO: Gay 90s Celebration Honors Westford’s Oldest Residents; Ena Hopkins Awarded Boston Post Cane


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Westford’s oldest residents were honored on May 21 with a luncheon at the Franco American Club. Those born in 1929 or earlier who have resided in Westford for ten or more years were treated to a catered lunch and entertainment by the Justin Meyer Jazz Trio, with vocalist Alex McDougall.

This year’s luncheon featured thirty-two individuals of this distinguished group who were joined by family and friends to mark the occasion. The 90-somethings shared the meal with about 150 guests, according to Claire France, who has been organizing the event for the past 13 years.

State Representative James Arciero was in attendance, along with Father Peter Quinn of St. Catherine/ St. Anne Collaborative, Westford Town Manager Jodi Ross, Eric Heideman, Assistant Town Manager, and Jennifer Claro, Executive Director of the Westford Cameron Senior Center, who all addressed the full banquet hall. The event was sponsored by many community groups, including Friends of the Cameron Senior Center, Emerson Hospital, Cook Oil, Westford Rotary and Westford Florist. Cormier Catering provided a nice four course meal with a birthday cake provided by Nashoba Tech’s Culinary Art program.

France named Ena Hopkins, age 101, as the town’s oldest resident.