Dora Hughes Celebrates the Big 102

By KBJR News 1

March 18, 2013 Updated Mar 18, 2013 at 10:39 AM CDT


Family and friends at Sunnyside Health Care Center put on their party best for Dora Hughes' 102nd birthday bash.

Dora Hughes is a six year resident at Sunnyside.
Workers filled the entertainment lounge with balloons, cake and live polka music.

The room quieted as her favorite song, Amazing Grace echoed through the center.

Hughes shared her thoughts on living a long life.
"Love people, smile and the whole world smiles with you. That's all I can say."

She went on to attribute her years of happiness to having a close relationship with family and God.

Hughes was gracious and could hardly believe the whole production was for her.

Dora Hughes has been in good health for most of her time at the center. Sunnyside staff hope to throw her 103rd next year.