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Vera Richey celebrates 102 birthday at Sandbar Restaurant
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Vera Richey celebrates 102 birthday at Sandbar Restaurant

Anna Maria, Fl. - Could eating at the Sandbar Restaurant help you live longer? if you're 102-year-old Vera Richey, the answer is yes. She's been celebrating her birthday there for many years.

The Sandbar Restaurant helped Richey celebrate her birthday with their favorite dish: freshly caught Grouper. Plus, special guest, owner Ed Chiles. He made sure to come by and wish her and her family a happy birthday. He says he was impressed with her quick wit and strong handshake.

“Thanks so much for sharing Vera’s most special day with us. It was a great pleasure to be with all of you. We are privileged to participate in making great memories for you and your family and we look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.”

Every year something special happens during the festivities. When Richey turned 100, a retired opera singer happened to be in the dining room and sang Happy Birthday to her. Richey celebrated this year with her sister-in-law, 91-year-old Lois Richey.

It's a family tradition to celebrate at the Sandbar. Vera, Mary Ann and Lois have been ceelbrating their birthdays for many, many years.

“We are looking forward to birthday #103 at the Sandbar and another serendipitous experience,” says Mary Ann Stibbe, Richey's niece.


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