Centenarian celebrates birthday at Germantown senior center [gallery]

Surrounded by friends and family, Wilma Rowe celebrated her 100th birthday at Germantown’s Wesley Enhanced Living at Stapeley on Tuesday.

On hand for the festivities were Rowe’s two children, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Youths with the Rowe Academy, a center for artistic, cultural and spiritual enrichment, serenaded the birthday girl whose son Booker Rowe, Jr. plays violin with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

“I don’t worry about a whole lot,” she said. “I eat well and enjoy being around people. I am happy to say that I have a large number of friends, both younger and older than me.”

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