The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 26, 2014

Alverno celebrates centennial (with VIDEO)

CLINTON — It isn’t very often that a party is thrown to celebrate 100 years of life but on Wednesday that’s exactly what The Alverno in Clinton did.

Gathering together in the courtyard, staff members, residents, friends and family saluted the anniversary of the Alverno at a centennial garden party.

Video: Alverno garden party celebrating 100 years in Clinton.

“This is our second big event of the year for the 100th anniversary,” Alverno marketing director Deb Bergmann said. “This is the first time we’ve done a bigger event where we invited the whole community but it’s such a huge milestone and we wanted to have a big celebration for everyone.”

Part of Wednesday’s garden party included the usual favors, such as an array of dessert choices and refreshments. What made the night extra special for the residents and their families was the look back in history it offered.

A large projection screen played a video of staff members reliving their favorite memories at The Alverno and even showed clips from the 1960s when the organization arrived at the 13th Avenue North facility.

Aside from being located here for 100 years, that rich history has made The Alverno a staple in Clinton and administrator Libby Goodman said they are doing everything they can to make sure it’s a commemorative occasion.

“The whole year has been spent celebrating,” she said. “There has been a whole century of accomplishment here at The Alverno so why not spend a whole year to remember and honor that.”

Though the garden party was the largest of the year’s events, it was only one of many.

Residents Jeanne Borgman and Betty Fosdick had their favorites.

“It’s been exciting and enjoyable to look back on things,” Borgman said. “We opened a time capsule from 50 years ago and laid all the stuff out on a big table to look at.”

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