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Published October 09, 2009, 03:39 PM

100 Year Old East Grand Forks Woman has Place of Honor in Potato Bowl Parade

As people are out celebrating the Potato Bowl parade tomorrow morning, one East Grand Forks family will be celebrating an early birthday.

By: Joel Porter, WDAZ

As people are out celebrating the Potato Bowl parade tomorrow morning, one East Grand Forks family will be celebrating an early birthday.

Olga Christianson's 100th birthday will be this December, and her grand children decided to enter her in tomorrow's parade.

Christianson will ride in a Cadillac donned with Norwegian flags as dozens of family members join her on the route down Demers Avenue.

Her grandson came up with the idea at Olga's 92nd birthday.

Gary Enright: "she says, I really don't feel like I'm 92, and I said here's the deal, if you make it to 100, I said I'll put you in a parade, and she looked me square in the eye and she said it's a date."

Christianson now lives in East Grand Forks.

She has about 96 descendants. Her grandchildren say nearly 40 of them are expected to walk tomorrow.

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