Milestone for Mattie

Thursday, 13 September 2018

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A GREYSTEEL lady, who has spent the majority of her life in the local village of Coolagh, has recently celebrated her 100th birthday which took place at Faughanvale Presbyterian Church on Friday afternoon (September 7).
Many loving family members and friends gathered over the weekend to celebrate the milestone of Mattie Parkhill, a remarkable lady who has achieved numerous awards throughout the years, including the Eglinton Annual show awards in which she has been a long-time competitor.
As a founding member of the Eglinton Womens' Institute, Mattie celebrated her birthday alongside her WI friends as well as Senior Citizens of the Sunshine Club in which she is still very active.
Celebrations were kick-started by Mattie's family members, who joined together in a choir, to sing a few of her favourite songs..
"She did absolutely great", said Mattie's daughter, Helen, "the church Moderator also came along with his wife and everyone just had a brilliant time."


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