Sparky Turns 80 [ A Birthday Story ] – Ottoville, Ohio

Our dear friend and neighbor, Sparky had a birthday recently. His family wanted to help him celebrate by throwing him a surprise birthday party.  Prior to his party, the family all got together for some family pictures. Unfortunately, the  weather didn’t cooperate and so we were pushed indoors to do the pictures, which wasn’t easy with being such a large group.

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After the pictures, Sparky thought they were all going up to the VFW to celebrate  Easter (which was a week earlier) with his children’s families .  Little did he know, we were all there to celebrate his 80th birthday with him. He was quite surprised by all the people who had gathered to wish him happy birthday.

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Once Sparky over came the initial shock of the surprise party, he gave a little speech and shared a bit about his high school days. He shared a story of how he had came to the conclusion to no longer play basketball for the Ottoville Big Green. Of course there was a girl involved. Even in his younger years, he was such a charmer.

Happy Birthday dear friend! We are so blessed to have you as a neighbor and friend!