Florida centenarians sought to break world record

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Posted at 5:15 AM, Mar 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-18 05:15:00-04

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa Bay-area community is looking for more centenarians to try and break a world record.


      The chamber of commerce in Sun City Center is hosting a Centenarian Birthday Party on March 27. South Bay Hospital is organizing the event and hopes to break the record for the largest gathering of people 100 years old and older.


      The hospital's spokeswoman tells The Tampa Tribune that the current record of 28 was set in the United Kingdom during a 2009 tea party.


      Natalia Diaz says Sun City Center has a high concentration of seniors and a good chance to break the record.


      So far, 17 centenarians plan to attend the party. Anyone 100 years old or turning 100 this year is invited to participate.


      For more information, call (813) 634-0172.