Longtime supporter of DeBerry Elementary School celebrates 102nd birthday

Alberta Howard celebrated her birthday by reading library books to the students.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Students at DeBerry Elementary School in Springfield welcomed a special guest to their library Tuesday.

Alberta Howard celebrated her 102nd birthday by reading library books to the students. It’s something she’s done for years.

Howard has been a lifelong supporter of the elementary school and she says today’s birthday celebration is one she will treasure.

“This is indeed a pleasure, I had no idea they were doing all this for me. And I think it’s beautiful, just beautiful. And I thank everybody,” Howard said.

In honor of Howard, students at DeBerry donated a rocking chair to the library that she has long supported.

 

 

 

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