HAMMOND, NEW YORK (WWNY) – “We are thrilled that the County of St. Lawrence is joining your family and friends in celebrating your 100th birthday.”
Bill Plantz: Uncle, WWII veteran, now over 100 years old.
“Mr. Plants lived a full life and contributed to the country and the community,” says Hammond Town historian Donna Demick.
In Plantz’ honor, the Hammond Historical Society threw him a party. And the seats were full.
At the party, guests wrote personal notes to Plants. He received a quilt from the Hammond Historical Society, and the town superintendent gifted him a plaque to mark his longevity.
A sizeable part of the audience was represented by the VFW, Gouverneur, and paid tribute.
“I have the utmost respect for him. He was in the Navy, I was in the Army,” said one attendee.
Plantz has been single all his life, but he has no shortage of family. Some of his nieces and nephews helped coordinate the event.
“I asked him how he lived to be 100. He told me once that it was because he never married.
For those wondering what Plantz thinks about turning 100, he said during a few photo breaks. good! “
The festivities lasted about an hour. After finishing the photo shoot and filling the cupcakes, Plantz went home with the frame and quilt.
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