Former AARP Chapter President Celebrates 100th Birthday In Englewood
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A woman known as a staple in the Englewood community turned 100 years old.
Esther Hilliard made quite an entrance into her one hundredth birthday party Saturday afternoon.
The Englewood resident made her way around the room waving her arms and singing along with the music.
Hilliard's actual birthday fell this past Thursday, but dozens of friends and family members packed the Elks Lodge to wish her a very happy birthday in person.
Hilliard, who has been an Englewood resident since 1940, spent 20 years as the president of the local AARP chapter, which she retired from last year.
Now, her niece is president of the chapter, and she said she can still count on her aunt for guidance.
Hilliard is the proud "nana" to five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Hilliard's daughter said growing up, her mother spent a lot of time working as a supervisor in a factory in Ridgefield Park, but she always made sure family members stayed tight-knit.
Hilliard said celebrating her 100th birthday with loved ones is just another blessing in her long life.