A Watervliet woman celebrates her 100th birthday with a game of Bingo surrounded by friends and family. YNN's Kate Welshofer has more on her special story.
WATERVLIET, N.Y. -- A woman celebrated her 100th birthday while playing Bingo.
Friends and family joined together on Wednesday celebrated Luella Bates' birthday at the Watervliet Elks Lodge. She is the matriarch of a family spanning five generations.
Bates has been a faithful member of the bingo community for nearly 50 years, and her family said they were happy to play alongside her to mark the milestone birthday.
She said she is proud of the success of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
"I've got doctors, dentists, preachers, I've got all kinds of people in my family," said Bates.
She said she plans to be back at bingo again next week as she has for the last 40 years.