Filbern Manor Tenant Council held a birthday party for its 13 eldest residents and their guests Feb. 7.
The festive event lauding the tenants, who were all over 90 years old, featured dignitaries, speeches, sandwiches, cake and ice cream in the community room which was decorated for the occasion.
The nonagenarians were honored with small gifts, flowers and many birthday cards, some of which were made by the Girl Scouts of Troops 60002 and 60023.
Poems were read and short bits about each celebrant were shared that entertained as well as informed the large group of well-wishers.
West Newton Mayor Mary Popovich presented them with a proclamation and honored them for their good deeds, good living and contributions to friends at Filbern Manor.
Congressman Tim Murphy congratulated the honorees for all that they have lived through—wars, depressions and raising families. He presented them with a certificate of Special Congressional Recognition.
Representing Interstate Realty management was Robin Madison, Pittsburgh district manager, Debbie Kiselich, assistant to district manager, and Linda Detman, site manager, who presented each honoree with a corsage and a red rose.
The officers of the tenant council also presented each with a yellow rose representing joy, gladness, delight and friendship.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.