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Lynchburg resident celebrates her 100th birthday in style

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Published: Aug. 10, 2017 at 6:10 PM EDT
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A 100th birthday in Lynchburg! Louise Walkup celebrated a century on the earth with a party at Centra's Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).

Lou Lou, as her friends call her, was the life of the party. At one point she danced around the whole room and had everyone join her.

Her bash featured a barbershop quartet, violin rendition of Happy Birthday from one of her nieces, and even a certificate from representative Scott Garrett.

"It's quite an accomplishment for anyone to arrive at this place in life and she's experienced a lot and has a lot to share," said Kim Reid, Walkup's niece.

Walkup used to work with the US Army in their Signal Corps. She even had FBI Clearance. Walkup says the most important lesson she has learned is to be thankful for the people that appreciate you.