Ellen’s 70 Birthday {Event} . Webster Groves, MO

Ellen could be expressed in many words some of them including, vivacious, humble, and kind. She has taught hundreds of students as both an elementary and middle school teacher, and gracefully accepted her role as a military wife.

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Ellen’s wonderful family and friends planned a surprise party. People traveled hundreds of miles to celebrate with her. Every area of her life was represented in this beautiful party. When I asked how many states were represented in the room, I believe we got up to eight!
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It was interesting to watch around 35 excited people crammed into a kitchen waiting to yell surprise when Ellen entered, but she was incredibly surprised!

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The sneaky party planner convinced Ellen to show up under a ruse, as she thought she was going to give a speech about Kiva. Ellen even had a speech all prepared.
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Each special person had a part to play in this surprise, they even had special shirts prepared!
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It was such an honor to watch so many people celebrate a much deserving woman.