Mrs. Leola Dillard celebrates 107 years

Mrs. Leola Dillard celebrated her 107th birthday with family and friends on February 6, 2019, at her home on the small stretch of Grand Avenue, recently named "Leola Dillard Way" in her honor.  The all-day birthday event featured local dignitaries and friends from out of state, as well as five generations of Mrs. Leola's loving family members.  Mrs. Leola's front yard was decorated with several black and white balloons we well as a birthday banner across her front porch.  Inside her home were a large number of guests and visitors dressed in white for the occasion.  Tables were decorated with black and white dishes, complete with beautiful white flower arrangements.  Many guests brought a variety of birthday gifts ranging from jewelry to flowers, and other surprises. Party guests enjoyed a large dinner and a wide variety of desserts. Walt Grayson from WLBT News was also in attendance to feature Mrs. Leola on his television program.