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Lillian Dillbeck turns 101 in style

Lillian Dillbeck turns 101 in style

June 21st, 2011 in News

Lillian Dillbeck, California, celebrated her 101st birthday Friday, June 17, by taking a ride in a fast car.

Photo by April Arnett

Lillian Dillbeck, a resident of Moniteau Care Center, California, celebrated her 101st birthday Friday with family and friends. Other than the obvious fact that Lillian certainly doesn't look a day over 70, there was something unique about the day. Lillian was going to take a ride in a fast car.

It all started when Moniteau Care Center Activities Director Cathy Maddex asked Lillian what her birthday wish was. "She told me she wanted a corvette," Maddex said. "Well, obviously I couldn't arrange that, but she said she would settle for a ride."

So Maddex arranged Lillian's birthday ride, thanks to Putnam's, California, in a fast, convertible camaro.

For more of this story check out the June 22 issue of the California Democrat.