Folts Homes resident celebrates her 100th birthday

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Evelyn Stitt, a resident in Claxton Manor at Folts Homes in Herkimer, celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday.

Roughly 60 people surprised Evelyn with a party and she even wore a sash that read "Kiss me, it's my birthday" in honor of her centennial.

Evelyn gives all the credit to God for her reaching the century mark, and offered the following prayer:

"The light of God surrounds us. the love of God enfolds us. The power of God protects us and the presence of God watches over us," she said. "He watches over us day and night. He watches over us. He is our guiding light."

Evelyn said she has been at Claxton Manor for 13 years, was born in 1913 and turned 100 in 2013.

She says that makes 13 her lucky number.

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