Perry County Times: Transitions Healthcare Allens Cove Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday
We’d like to take a moment to thank Paul Wyatt and the Perry County Times for their coverage of Helene’s 100th birthday celebration at our Allens Cove community. Read the full article below!
What a life
“There’s nothing to it,” said Helene Snook, a resident at Transitions Healthcare Allens Cove, as she celebrated her 100th birthday on March 24, surrounded by family, friends, and county officials. She has led a full life, raising two daughters, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Born in Somerset County, Snook graduated from Lewistown High School when she was 16, where she was the first female to play in the marching band. She went on to win awards for her saxophone playing, before marrying Richard Snook prior to his deployment to the European theatre in 1943. She worked as a florist until her retirement, and she volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, band booster, at Lewistown Hospital, and served in the Alder Guild at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Helping to celebrate her birthday are (from left) Duncannon Mayor Richard Knepp, George Wirth with the Perry County Area Agency on Aging, Perry County Commissioner Brian Allen, son-in-law George Stevens, daughter Carol Stark, Penny Knepp, granddaughter Rachel Stevens, daughter Rhonda Stevens, ombudsman Becky Renno, Perry County Commissioner Larry Reisinger, and ombudsmen Charlotte Barrett and Amy Foster. (Paul E. Wyatt photo)