Ohio woman gets a marching band to celebrate 100th birthday


January 25, 2018

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman kiddingly said she wanted a marching band to celebrate her 100th birthday.

Margaret LoCicero got exactly that Tuesday at the assisted living facility where she lives near Youngstown, in northeast Ohio.

Friends, family and staff had gathered to celebrate LoCicero's centennial when a stranger introduced himself. Tom Ruggieri told her they had something in common. She once worked in the Boardman schools where he's currently employed — as band director.

Dozens of Boardman High School band members then filled a hallway with music and arrived at the party...

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