On Saturday July 16, 2022, Vera LeBlanc celebrated her 100th Birthday by “going down memory lane.” Vera’s first stop was Mount Moriah Baptist Church where she has been a member since 1995. Vera was greeted by Pastor Patrick and 1st Lady Pat Greer where she received a proclamation from Governor Tony Evers. Cards and gifts were also presented to her from members of the church.
The second stop was at Clinton Rose Park where the members of the North Central Service Club (NCSC) had a short program. A proclamation from the Common Council, roses, cards and gifts were presented to her by the members. Vera has been a member of the NCSC since 1971.
Her third stop was Dineen Park where family and friends were awaiting her arrival. A proclamation from Congresswoman Gwen Moore was presented to her along with cards and gifts, followed by a short program of comments from family and friends. Food and cake were served. Members of the family came from Atlanta, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Philadelphia, Texas, Virginia and Washington D.C., to help Vera celebrate her special day. Vera is called “Sunshine” because she brought some sunshine everywhere she went. A comment was made: Isn’t it wonderful to have a person in your family to live a century, and has lived to see the first black President Barack Obama.
Vera said, “This was the best day of my life, to see all my family, friends, church and club members, but most of all, my great grandchildren.”