Viola Michels, Falls, will celebrate her 103rd birthday on April 5, 2012.
Viola Michels was born in West Seneca, N.Y., on April 5, 1909, and moved to Falls in 1978 with her husband, the late Matthew Michels.
Viola has four children, two of whom reside in New York and Pennsylvania. She has 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren (with another one due in two weeks), and eight great-great grandchildren, all living across the country from Hawaii to Florida.
Viola loves to polka and attends the Pittston Senior Citizens Center parties. She is a member of the Corpus Christi Parish, Harding, West Pittston, who will be honoring her with a reception after Holy Thursday Mass. Viola is also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at her church and she loves to travel.