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.