Drive-by birthday party delights Adam Chandler

Published 9:59 am Thursday, January 21, 2021

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

Adam Chandler’s birthday was Sunday, Jan. 17 and was celebrated by many with a birthday drive through.

The Cooleemee fire and police departments surprised all when they came down the street with sirens blaring. What a great addition to the celebration.

Sunday was beautiful with breezy cold winds but with the smiling faces and waves hearts were warmed and filled of joy.

Wanda Gross, Adam’s teacher at church, sang a serenade. Anike Fuller was Adam’s teacher in elementary school and was he happy to see her.

The mayor, Jessica Almond stopped by with a balloon and gift.

All in all about 90 friends stopped by to wish Adam well wishes and he was thrilled.

Adam knew Betty White shared his birth date but when he was told that Darth Vador (James Earl Jones) shared it also, he gave a strong high five.

What a wonderful way to have drive through for special days or any day actually to brighten anyone’s day during these restrictive COVID 19 days.

Thank you to all who took a short time out of their day to share smiles and waves that made a big difference.