of Bethesda celebrates her 103rd Birthday!
of Bethesda celebrated her 103rd bithday on
23, with a special visit and award from Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett.
"Nonna" by close friends and relatives, is one of the
oldest residents in our county, according to
Chair of Montgomery
County's Commission on Aging Judith
Welles, who attended the celebration.
Gabriel Albornoz, Director of Montgomery
County Department of Recreation, also celebrated with Rita,
as well as her daughter Alvina Long, the Clara Barton Center Director
Modestine Snead, her great staff,
several Friends of Clara
Barton Community Center Board members, and a host of Rita's friends.
video presentation of Rita's life, made for Rita's 100th birthday, was
presented by Leanne Long,
President of JKLMedia, which you can
view on her website here: JKLMedia/Biographies.
Leanne did an outstanding
job on the video and, if you're interested in having a video
you can contact
her directly or
visit her web
wrote a wonderful piece for the Potomac Patch on Rita's Birthday
You can view it here: Bethesdan
Celebrates 103rd Birthday At Clara Barton Community Center
enough room to post all the photos of the event here, but we've
included a few:
Chair of the County Commission in Aging, congratulating
- she was -- and still is -- beautiful.
her daughter, Alvina Long
Director of Montgomery County Department of Recreation, and in the background, our great entertainer, Steve
a few of the attendees...
Left to right standing:
Louis V. Lombardo, FCBCC
Modestine Snead, Center Director
Cherol, FCBCC Vice President
Gabe Albernoz, Director,
Terry Fuller, FCBCC Board Member
Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
Left to right seated:
Phyllis Himelfarb, Center Senior
And the birthday
girl, Rita DiLazzara, aka Nonna
Friends of Clara Barton Community Center is always looking for more
If you're interested, please contact the FCBCC
as we are a non-profit organization, we appreciate all donations
that help support the programs at the Community Center. If you
please download the FCBCC
(in Adobe format)
or contact the webmaster using the link
Please select your most generous donation amount,
and mail it to the address listed on the form.
be sure to check the Senior News page for the latest activities
and plans for our great
seniors, or better yet, stop by the Clara
Barton Community Center to pick up the latest
discover all the wonderful activities available to seniors.