Madison County man celebrates 100th birthday with surprise party

Madison County man celebrates 100th birthday with surprise party

NEW MARKET, AL (WAFF) - On Monday, the New Market Senior Center held a very special surprise celebration for one of its members.

It was a grand entrance filled with cheers and song, as John Keith is not only celebrating his 100th birthday, but he’s also recovering from a broken neck.

“I’m doing better, and I hope I continue to do better," said Keith.

It was a nice surprise for a friend they haven’t seen in almost five months. And he’s still charming everyone.

“June 21st or 22nd since I’ve been here. A long long stay. The longest I have ever been cooped up they might say," said Keith.

When asked what the secret to making it to 100 is, Keith said it’s all because he had a good wife, good friends, and he doesn’t drink or smoke excessively.

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