Submitted by Brenda Peacock
The Ashby Place Tenant’s Association hosted a milestone Birthday Party for their community on Monday, June 2. This event has been celebrated for the past 20 years, and this year its founder Edna Ready celebrated her 100th birthday.
Sharing in the festivities and celebrating 90-plus years were Jinyuan Dong, Mary Ruth McDonnell and Chow Sun Wong. The Association celebration also included an overall birthday party for all residents.
The party was held at the Ashby Community room at the Bedford Housing Authority in Bedford.
Guests included Bedford’s State Representative Kenneth Gordon, Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, Assistant Town Manager Jessica Porter, Housing Authority Board members William Moonan, Peggy Sukoff, Lewis Putney and Eugene Clerkin, along with Executive Director Brenda Peacock and Administrative Assistant Cheryl McDonald.
Representative Gordon brought citations for each of the party’s honorees. In his remarks he noted, “‘It is a privilege to present Edna Ready with a citation from the State House honoring her 100th birthday.” Gordon continued, “The residents were wonderful, and in good cheer celebrating this happy life-cycle event. The function room was truly impressive, and I look forward to more events at Ashby Place.”
About the Ashby Place Tenant’s Association
This active Association has 10 meetings yearly to discuss and implement community projects and events such as Socks for Soldiers drive, gift cards to seniors to support the Bedford Council on Aging during the holiday season, annual bake sale and barbecue, and holiday community dinner.
Honoring three of Ashby Place’s nonagenarians