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A surprise party - COVID-19 style

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For many, 1920 was an auspicious year. It saw the passage of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote and the establishment of the League of Nations. For the Coates family, a more important event occurred in 1920. It was the year that Anna Lee Coates was born. Since 2020 brought coronavirus into the world’s lexicon, social distancing called for a change in the plan to celebrate her 100th birthday milestone on May 6. Consequently, her family and friends surprised her on her birthday with a parade of cars down her street that evening with a Lebanon City Fire truck bringing up the rear followed by cake and music. Another surprise was the flock of flamingos squatting in her yard. For more on this story see Wednesday's LCR.

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