Birthday Celebrations Archives

Gloria Miller celebrates 69th birthday

October 1, 2020

On Friday, September 25, 2020, St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care Special Events Director Gloria Miller (center) celebrated her 69th birthday during St. Ann’s Free Refreshment Friday at St. Ann’s Bucyrus Campus, 2450 West North Avenue. Sixty-nine of her friends, family, neighbors and co-workers joined her in celebrating her birthday “old school.” Music was provided… [Read More]

Mrs. Vera LeBlanc celebrates her 98th birthday with parade

July 30, 2020

Just because there is a pandemic going on, and everyone should be staying home, doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate your birthday. Though social distancing, Mrs. Vera LeBlanc (top photo, on left) still got to celebrate her 98th on Thursday, July 16, 2020 with a parade in her honor. Vera’s friends, family, church family, and… [Read More]

Dr. Ellis Wilkins, Pastor of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, celebrates 90th birthday with surprise drive-by

June 18, 2020

On June 2, 1930 in a shanty house in Wesson, Arkansas, little did John and Bessie Wilkins know that they were there! “I HAD ENOUGH HEARTACHE AND ENOUGH HEADACHE I’VE HAD SO MANY UPS AND DOWNS DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE I CAN TAKE .. SEE I DECIDED THAT I CRIED MY LAST TEAR YESTERDAY.”… [Read More]

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!”