Tenny Corkery sat in the black SUV while friends and family lined up to wave and celebrate their friend’s 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney

Tenny Corkery sat in the black SUV while friends and family lined up to wave and celebrate their friend’s 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney

Community celebrates long-time Lacombe resident’s 90th birthday

Tenny Corkery sat in her car while friends and family drove by wishing her a happy birthday

Long time Lacombe resident Tenny Corkery recently celebrate her 90th birthday but because of the ongoing pandemic she couldn’t gather with friends and family like normal.

Instead, her loved ones surprised her with a drive by birthday party outside the Lacombe Composite High School. Her nephew took her out to dinner on Sunday and then drove her past the school where everyone was waiting in their vehicles.

Many vehicles were decorated with birthday balloons and streamers as they drove by Corkery’s car and wished her well on her special day. In total, there were 30 cars full of people waving and celebrating the 90-year-old.

Corkery moved to Lacombe in 1968 with her late husband, and they operated the Corkery Drug Store for many years in the city.

A close friend of Corkery Duane McCartney submitted the photos and information to the Lacombe Express.

 

Cars lined up down the block on Saturday, Nov. 14 to wish Tenny Corkery a happy 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney

Cars lined up down the block on Saturday, Nov. 14 to wish Tenny Corkery a happy 90th birthday. Photo courtesy of Duane McCartney