LaVina Clark Lewis celebrates 100th birthday with early party


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



From left, siblings Amos Clark, 94; LaVina Clark Lewis, 99 and Betty Clark Dodgson, 86 celebrate LaVina’s upcoming 100th birthday with a party at the Chinchilla fire house.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Crystal Clark Shawver and June Shawver, great-niece and great-great-niece of LaVina Clark Lewis view a display of pictures at the soon-to-be-100-year-old’s birthday party.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A display of memories graces a table at the 100th birthday party of LaVina Clark Lewis, oldest living descendant of Deacon William Clark, one of the area’s first settlers.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Family and friends pack the Chinchilla fire house for LaVina Clark Lewis’ 100th birthday party on Saturday, Feb. 20.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A birthday cake declares 1916 ‘A great year to be born!’


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Family and friends of LaVina Clark Lewis, of Clarks Summit packed the fire hall of the Chinchilla Hose Company on Saturday, Feb. 20 for an early 100th birthday party. Lewis, who is the oldest living descendant of Deacon William Clark, one of the area’s first settlers, plans to spend her March 1 birthday with her family in California.

From left, siblings Amos Clark, 94; LaVina Clark Lewis, 99 and Betty Clark Dodgson, 86 celebrate LaVina’s upcoming 100th birthday with a party at the Chinchilla fire house.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Clark-Lewis-Birthday-1.jpgFrom left, siblings Amos Clark, 94; LaVina Clark Lewis, 99 and Betty Clark Dodgson, 86 celebrate LaVina’s upcoming 100th birthday with a party at the Chinchilla fire house. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Crystal Clark Shawver and June Shawver, great-niece and great-great-niece of LaVina Clark Lewis view a display of pictures at the soon-to-be-100-year-old’s birthday party.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Clark-Lewis-Birthday-2.jpgCrystal Clark Shawver and June Shawver, great-niece and great-great-niece of LaVina Clark Lewis view a display of pictures at the soon-to-be-100-year-old’s birthday party. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A display of memories graces a table at the 100th birthday party of LaVina Clark Lewis, oldest living descendant of Deacon William Clark, one of the area’s first settlers.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Clark-Lewis-Birthday-3.jpgA display of memories graces a table at the 100th birthday party of LaVina Clark Lewis, oldest living descendant of Deacon William Clark, one of the area’s first settlers. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Family and friends pack the Chinchilla fire house for LaVina Clark Lewis’ 100th birthday party on Saturday, Feb. 20.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Clark-Lewis-Birthday-4.jpgFamily and friends pack the Chinchilla fire house for LaVina Clark Lewis’ 100th birthday party on Saturday, Feb. 20. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A birthday cake declares 1916 ‘A great year to be born!’
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-Clark-Lewis-Birthday-5.jpgA birthday cake declares 1916 ‘A great year to be born!’ Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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