By AFRO Staff

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was the keynote speaker for the 26th annual Maryland Centenarians Recognition Luncheon, May 11 at Martin’s West in Woodlawn.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was the keynote speaker. (Courtesy Photos)

Proclamations honoring the more than 100 centenarians gathered (including Beatrice Yoes, 101, pictured with her grandson Baltimore AFRO editor Sean Yoes) were made by several prominent Maryland politicians including Pugh, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Rep. John Sarbanes, the Baltimore City Council, Comptroller Joan Pratt and Baltimore County Sen. Delores Kelly.

Beatrice Yoes and grandson Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor