Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Mary Estes had a spe­cial sur­prise on her re­cent birth­day an­niver­sary. Her Florida- based 91- year- young brother Ray­mond Estes de­signed, mixed, baked and dec­o­rated a grand birth­day cake — and then pack­aged and mailed the cake to ar­rive in time to help Mary cel­e­brate her spe­cial day.

Older brother Ray­mond has served as a min­is­ter for sev­eral decades. He is also an ex­pert cook — who al­ways con­trib­utes his cre­ative taste treats for church din­ing events. Many of his friends and neigh­bors are also fre­quent re­cip­i­ents of his culi­nary cre­ations.

An­other area res­i­dent was sur­prised with a spe­cial birth­day salute last week. Yvonne Sal­moni thought she was hav­ing her usual weekly din­ner with friends at a lake­side restaurant. How­ever, when she ar­rived she was greeted by a group of more than 25 cel­e­brants.

Yvonne was es­pe­cially pleased that daugh­ters Ann Marie and Lor­raine and son Jimmy were able to be present for the big event. Anne Marie and Lor­raine dashed from their homes in Ac­worth, Ge­or­gia; Jimmy trav­eled via plane from his Me­d­ina, Ohio, lo­cale.

by Anne Shu­maker

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