On Friday, February 22, 2019, lifelong member Kenny Quier turned 100 years old. On February 24, we celebrated his birthday at Trinity Lutheran. This day was special not just because Kenny had turned 100 years old, but because this was the first time Kenny had been able to be in worship in nearly 3 years.
There are so many people we want to thank for making this day special. A very special thank you for State Representative Craig Staats for coming, speaking, and presenting Mr. Quier with a certificate from the State House of Representatives in Kenny's honor. Another very special thank you to Pennsylvania Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick for presenting Mr. Quier a flag that had been flown over the United States Capital on Friday in Kenny's honor.
We also want to extend a wonderful thanks to the children of Springfield Elementary, Tinicum Elementary, and an elementary school in Allentown for showering Mr. Quier with hundreds of birthday cards. He read and enjoyed every single card, and it made his day really special. Many of the cards he received said that they hoped Kenny would receive lots of presents. As you can see from Kenny received so many gifts that they filled his entire room with love. Thank you.
One of the fun features of the day was the ties the Sunday School children made to celebrate Kenny's birthday. Though we didn't have enough ties for everyone at the party, many people around the room were wearing ties that said, "Hip Hip Hooray! Kenny Turns 100 Today!" They also made a large birthday balloon card for people to sign. Thank you, our young Christian brothers and sisters, for all your love.
Finally, thank you to all those people who helped in any way or joined us for the celebration. Kenny loved seeing all the people he hadn't seen in a long time, along with the new wonderful people in his family, like his great-grandnephew and great-grandniece. Thank you to those who organized the event, made food, arranged for transportation, and kept Kenny in their prayers.
The whole day was wonderful, amazing day for a man who has been an important part of our congregation for 100 years, and we felt blessed to get to celebrate it with you, Kenny. Blessings on all the days and years ahead that God continues to bless you with.