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From left, City of Morehead Mayor Laura White-Brown and Rowan County Judge-Executive Harry Clark.

Gateway Area Development District’s Rowan County Senior Center celebrated its annual Derby Breakfast on Thursday, May 2.

Over 35 attendees celebrated “the most exciting two minutes in sports” on the Thursday prior to the 145th Kentucky Derby.

This year, the annual tradition boasted live country and gospel music, an array of breakfast food items, and bingo.

Rowan County Judge-Executive Harry Clark and Mayor of the City of Morehead Laura White-Brown joined the festivities. There, Judge Clark and Mayor White-Brown signed a joint proclamation declaring May as Older Americans Month.

Gateway Area Development District and the Rowan County Senior Center thank those who donated, volunteered, and participated in the Derby Breakfast activities.

Older Americans Month Proclamation

WHEREAS, the City of Morehead and the County of Rowan, is committed to helping all individuals maintain their health and independence in later life; and

WHEREAS, older adults have an important role in sharing knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of the history of our community with our children, youth, and adults; and

WHEREAS, the fruits of knowledge and experience can be effectively transferred from generation to generation through meaningful conversations; and

WHEREAS, these interactions with family, with friends, and with neighbors across all generations enrich the lives of everyone; and

WHEREAS, our City and County can provide opportunities to enrich citizens young and old by emphasizing the value of including our elders in public and family life, creating opportunities for interaction and providing services, technologies, and support systems that promote social activities in the community.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Harry T. Clark, Judge/Executive of Rowan County, and I, Laura White-Brown, Mayor, City of Morehead, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky hereby proclaim today May 2, 2019 as:

Older Americans Month

Signed, Harry T. Clark, Judge/Executive, and Laura White-Brown, Mayor, City of Morehead