Downard — 100th birthday

Art Downard, longtime Webster City businessman, will celebrate his 100th birthday Memorial Day weekend. His children will honor him with an open house Saturday, May 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Webster Theater. Everyone is invited.

Art and Pat, his wife of 69 years, owned and operated the Webster Theater and the Corral Drive-In for many years. His career began on Christmas Day in 1930 when he was hired as usher at the age of 14.

Their children include Josie (Ted)?Kesler of Houston; Larry (Larry Cusack)?Downard of Portland; and Tom (Kim)?Downard of Boston.

Cards may be sent to Art at 1720 Lynx Ave., Apt. 301, Webster City, IA?50595.

He requests no gifts.