Birthday Celebrations Archives

Margaret Martin celebrates 80th Birthday

January 16, 2020

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, Margaret Martin received the best birthday present she could have imagined, in the form of a surprise 80th birthday party hosted by her family at the Joel Kinlow Center on Appleton and Congress. The party included more than 70 family, friends and church family who honored Margaret on her special… [Read More]

LeVarn and Lacy Clay celebrate special birthday party

August 29, 2019

On Friday, July 19, 2019, LeVarn and Lacy Clay celebrated a joint birthday party at the Holiday Inn Riverfront, 4700 North Port Washington Rd. LeVarn and Lacy celebrated with close family and friends with dancing, food and cocktails.

Mrs. Ethel Lee Ivory celebrates 95th Birthday

June 6, 2019

By: Veronica Owens Have you ever been in awe of an elder that you just met, even though you felt that you knew them for a very long time? Well, with this one lady, I had this same encounter and what a pleasure it was to meet her. Mrs. Ethel Lee Ivory was born in… [Read More]

WI’s first African American auto salesman celebrates 80th birthday and retirement

May 2, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, 2019, well known car salesman, Oscar Johnson, Sr., celebrated his milestone 80th birthday and retirement party at Hilton Garden Inn at Park Place. Johnson is Wisconsin’s first African American auto salesman, working in car sales for more than 51 years and has spent the last 40 of those years working for… [Read More]

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday Princess Tranaysia Hopkins

April 18, 2019

On Saturday, March 9, 2019, Tranaysia Hopkins was princess for a day as she celebrated her sweet 16th birthday party at Court Lanes North, 4707 W. Mill Rd. Tranaysia was joined by family and friends who joined her for dinner, cake, presents, a rose presentation, dancing and partying. Tranaysia’s father is André Hopkins, and her… [Read More]

Local sisters celebrate 83rd birthday together

March 14, 2019

Flora Rieves and Lola Neely (insert) celebrated their 83rd birthday with family members and friends this past summer. These ladies are formerly from Shreveport, Louisiana. The birthday celebration was held at the home of the late Arthur Tyler and Addie Tyler located on First and Center Street. Rieves and Neely have been upstanding community contributors… [Read More]

Alicia Walker celebrates 50th Birthday

October 25, 2018

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Alicia Walker celebrated her 50th Birthday with family and friends at Aloft Hotel, 1230 N. Old World 3rd Street. “Happy 50th Birthday Mrs. Walker!”

Emmit Williams celebrates his 98th Birthday

October 11, 2018

On Monday, October 1, 2018, Mr. Emmit Williams celebrated his 98th birthday with four generations of his family, at Canaan Baptist Church, 2964 N. 11th St. Pictured with Mr. Williams (center, seated) are his children Raymond Muhammad; Albert Williams; Brenda Oglen; Marvin Horton; daughtersin- law Lisa Muhammad and Margret Horton; and their children and grandchildren…. [Read More]

NASA’s Katherine Johnson honored with statue, scholarship on 100th birthday

September 13, 2018

Taraji P. Henson portrayed Johnson in 2016’s “Hidden Figures.” West Virginia State University honored NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson’s 100th birthday with a statue and scholarship dedication on Saturday, August 27, 2018. Hundreds of people ― including 75 of Johnson’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren ― attended the event honoring the woman who was portrayed by Taraji… [Read More]

Happy 90th Birthday to Ms. Sedette Ward

September 6, 2018

On Saturday, August 25,2018, Ms. Sedette Ward (inset) celebrated her 90th birthday with her family and friends, who came from far and wide, to a birthday luncheon at Maxie’s Restaurant and Lounge, 6732 W. Fairview Ave. Ms. Ward celebrated with a Mardi Gras theme complete with Maxie’s Cajun, Creole and BBQ food. “Laissez les bon… [Read More]