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200+ Guests to Celebrate 90th Birthday of Local Lifelong Golfer

Parsons House Austin senior, one of a dozen siblings and strong local roots, to be feted this Sunday

Austin, TX, February 17, 2011— There will be no bogeys at this birthday bash, as avid golfer, John Edwards celebrates his 90th birthday with over 200 friends and family members on Sunday, February 20th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Parsons House Austin, 1130 Camino La Costa.

Edwards, who took up golf in the pastures of his family’s farm at age nine, continued the sport until recently in his late 80’s due to a vision impairment.  A few years back, at 87 years old, he even shot a round 15 below his age and made local news.

Edwards had a 27-year career with the Texas Highway Department and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served as air support, helping pilots navigate back home with high frequency radio. He has also owned a laundry business and worked for a lumber company.  Edwards has been a dedicated Lady Longhorn season ticket holder and is a lifelong member of the Brentwood Church of Christ.

Today Edwards still enjoys a number of activities at Parsons House Austin, including mind teasers and card games, like Bridge, jigsaw puzzles, and dominos, as well as staying active through long walks and interacting with and helping other residents whenever he can.  Edwards, who is one of twelve children has three children of his own, Ronald Eugene Edwards, Wayland Cordell Edwards, and Mary Perkins.  He also has four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

More than 200 family members, Parsons House Austin residents and friends will join the celebration, featuring a chocolate birthday cake and home-cooked pot of pinto beans, favorites of Edwards’, other refreshments and merriment.

Media Advisory

WHO: John Edwards, Parsons House Austin resident; avid golfer until late 80’s

WHAT: John Edwards’ 90th Birthday Celebration with over 200 guests throughout the day

WHEN:           2:00pm to 4:00pm (Best photo opportunity from 2:15 to 3:15pm)

WHERE:         Parsons House Austin, 1130 Camino La Costa

RSVP: Event- Rachel Villanueva (512) 454-0524

Media contact- Candice Tang/Juliana Minsky, (805) 687-3322

About Parsons House Austin

Parsons House Austin is an assisted and independent living community.  Their independent living services offer a secure and fulfilling lifestyle with all the comforts of a home-like setting, while offering the experience and skill of a knowledgeable and dedicated staff.  Their assisted living program offers a special combination of housing, personalized support services, and health care designed to respond to individuals who need help with activities of daily living, but do not need skilled medical care as provided by a nursing home. Parsons House Austin promotes maximum independence and dignity for each resident, encouraging the involvement of family, friends and physicians. For more information please call (512) 454-0524, or visit www.parsonshouseaustin.com .

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