The family of local resident Ceil Buckley celebrated her 100th birthday at View last Sunday with a birthday party, complete with cake and balloons, and a proclamation presented by County Legislator Patrick Russell announcing “Ceil Buckley Day.” More than 80 friends and family attended the festivities to wish Ceil Happy Birthday.
Ceil Buckley is queen for a day at her 100th birthday party.
Decorations included several of Ceil’s quilts. Photo by Loretta Lepkowski
In lieu of gifts, her family asked for contributions to the Silver Needle Award given annually by the Pointed Pine Quilters in Ceil’s honor at View’s Quilts Unlimited Exhibition. This award is given for the best hand-stitched quilt in the exhibit as a tribute to Ceil’s skill with a quilting needle. More than $800 was raised at her party toward endowing this award!
The award will be presented at the Quilts Unlimited reception on Saturday, Nov. 2. The exhibit will run from Nov. 2 until Jan. 5, 2014.
--Leslie Bailey, View staff