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Former governors and their families shared their memories of living in the Governor's Mansion on Feb. 3 at a luncheon celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Mansion, home to 12 governors.

Guests were welcomed to the event by first lady Susan and Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The governor shared some history and statistics about the house built in 1950 and first occupied by Gov. Sid McMath. He noted some of the famous people who had been invited to the Mansion including the Rev. Billy Graham, Glen Campbell, Rosa Parks and Gene Autry.

For lunch, guests were served Miss Liza Ashley's Shrimp Snack, a micro-green salad with figs, and Chicken Roulade with potatoes and roasted asparagus. Dessert was a square of white cake with the number 70 piped in icing on top and served with a fresh flower accent on the side.

Sharing their Mansion memories were Phillip McMath, former first lady Gay White Sigler, Brooke Bumpers, and former governors Jim Guy Tucker, Mike Beebe and Mike Huckabee.

Guests included former mansion administrators, chefs, staff and members of the Governor's Mansion Association. Attendees were given a set of note cards with a painting of the Mansion on front and an Arkansas shaped cookie as party favors.

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High Profile on 02/09/2020

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