Thursday, February 28, 2008

Age Is Just A Number At Leap Year Festival

ANTHONY, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Once every four years, the Fountain of Youth flows through Anthony, Texas.

Today (Feb. 28) through March 2, the tiny town is hosting their 6th Annual “Leap Year Birthday Party” to celebrate “Leap Year Babies,” – people born on February 29 – who can only celebrate their birthdays once every four years.

This bash includes wine tasting, a parade, and a giant birthday cake, and is expected to draw as many as 500 guests from all over the country, including a woman celebrating her 104th – or 26th – birthday.

Spokesperson Sylvia Alvidrez says that despite people’s actual age, the birthday party provides a built-in excuse to party like age is just a number.

Last year, a woman pretended she was celebrating her Quinceanera, and this year, the savvy senior has an even better party plan.

Alvidrez says, “She’ll be pretending it’s her 21st birthday, but you look at her and she’s 60-something. It’s great.”

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