Originally published Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 06:00a.m.

Local resident Christine McBride celebrated her 102nd birthday surrounded by 50 friends and family at her current residence, Alta Vista Senior Living Community. Christine is the youngest of 11 children and served as a WAC in WW II. When asked her secret to such a long and health life, she stated “I stay away from doctors, all they try and do is give you medicine.” (Courtesy)