Meet America’s Oldest Living Leap Year Baby. It’s Her 25th Calendar Birthday!

0 Posted by - March 1, 2016 - Holidays And Birthdays

Born on February 29, 1916, Daisy Belle Ward celebrated her milestone birthday this past weekend in Sunrise with a four-day long birthday bash complete with an 80-piece marching band that she danced along with,CBS News reported.

The party was a celebration of her 100 years of life, or her 25th birthday according to the calendar.

Sporting her Sunday’s best, Ward was honored by city officials, saw a gospel performance led by recording artist Dottie Peoples and attended an all-white gala where she was presented with the Centennial Certificate issued by President Barack Obama, CNN reported.

Amazing: Born on February 29, 1916, Daisy Belle Ward celebrated her milestone birthday this past weekend in Sunrise, Florida. The party was a celebration of her 100 years of life, or her 25th birthday according to the calendar

Amazing: Born on February 29, 1916, Daisy Belle Ward celebrated her milestone birthday this past weekend in Sunrise, Florida. The party was a celebration of her 100 years of life, or her 25th birthday according to the calendar

Ward, who is originally from Rocky Ford, Georgia, is believed to be America's oldest-living leap year baby

Ward, who is originally from Rocky Ford, Georgia, is believed to be America’s oldest-living leap year baby

Her son, Clinton Ward, said the family is happy the remarkably healthy woman reached age 100.

‘The idea about it is this — we’re happy that she reached it. I’m 81 years old, and I would like to reach 100, but I would like to be in the state of mind just like she is,’ he told CNN.

Clinton Ward told CNN that leading up to the big celebration, his mother ‘was excited about it and every time we’d come to [visit her] she’d think it was the day.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3469691/America-s-oldest-living-leap-year-baby-born-1916-celebrates-25th-birthday.html#ixzz41dB4lJOm

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