Glady Monahan turned 99 last week.

Long time library volunteer turns 99

Castlegar senior Glady Manahan celebrated 99 years last week.

A crowd of friends, family and acquaintances joined the Castlegar branch of the BC Senior Citizens Association in wishing Glady Manahan a happy 99th birthday last Friday.

The Castlegar senior has lived here since 1948. She remembers that at that time, Castlegar had one street light. “I am proud of Castlegar. It is a great place to be,” said Manahan.

Manahan is best known for her volunteer work at the Castlegar Library where she served for 60 years before retiring a few weeks ago. “It’s kind of like my second family, because I was going there three times a week,” said Manahan. “The part I miss now is meeting all of the people.”

In addition to her volunteer work, Manahan is very active with the Castlegar Senior Citizens Association and especially enjoys the Friday cribbage games. “It’s good to have a schedule,” added Manahan. “You keep to it and you have something every week to look forward to. Time goes by so fast.”

When asked what she attributes her longevity to Manahan responded, “Keep busy, keep happy.”