Linton woman celebrates 100th birthday

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LINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Members of the Linton community were able to celebrate the 100th birthday of Frieda Magner Carr on Friday afternoon.

The Linton fire and police departments led a parade of community members to wish Carr a happy birthday.

Carr was born 100 years ago near Linton and is currently a resident of the Autumn Trace Senior Living Community in Linton, where she celebrated her birthday with residents and staff members before the parade began.

Beth Clark, Autumn Traces Executive Director, was excited for the community to come out and support Carr.

“Somebody gets their hundredth birthday and we’re in a pandemic, and that just struck us all as really harsh,” Clark said. “So we wanted to make sure that we could do something for her to be able to celebrate and realize how much she is loved and adored in this community.”

A big celebration was something that Carr would not have preferred, according to Clark.

“Frieda is just such a kind, sweet soul and probably one of the most humble women I know. So she would not want us making all over like this, but she’s been enjoying it,” Clark said.

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