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Alice Loomis, a resident of Willamette Lutheran Retirement Community in Keizer had two of her dreams come true:  she danced with a handsome man and she rode in a red Corvette.

On Friday, May 20, Alice was the center of attention at a special event held at the Willamette Heritage Center in Salem staged by Marquis at Home.

She arrived at the dance in her honor in a red Corvette.  She was greeted by dance instrucdtor Robert Masetre, who took her for a spin on the dance floor to her favorite song.

Alice, who grew up in Portland, was nominated to be on the Rose Festival court while at Lincoln High School. Alice however didn’t receive the Rose Queen title; a neighbor won the honor.

Her wish of becoming a queen has come true; she has been named a Rose Queen for Marquis at Home in the company’s 17th annual Rose Queen Tea, honoring remarkable senior ladies from various Marquis facilities for leading vibrant lives.

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