Weekly Feature

2017-09-14 / Lifestyles

Birthday of the century

Gertrude R. Smith, a resident of North Cheektowaga who turned 100 years old Sept. 4, got a special surprise from the Cheektowaga Town Board and Cheektowaga Senior Center.

Smith, born in 1917, received flowers and a proclamation from the town board to mark the occasion.

Smith told Cheektowaga Senior Center Director Kerry Peek, who delivered the gifts, that she had three pearls of wisdom for younger people looking to reach the century mark: Pray, be happy and take care of your body.

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