Calhoun County woman celebrates 111th birthday

Calhoun County woman celebrates 111th birthday. (Christina Anthony WWMT)

February 2nd won't be overshadowed by Punxsutawney Phil. It is also the day Ellen Goodwill turned 111-years-old.

Goodwill grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, but made Battle Creek her home in 1949. She's now Calhoun County's oldest living African-American resident and one of the oldest people in Michigan.

Advantage Living Center in Battle Creek celebrated Goodwill's 111th birthday with cake, gifts, and company.

Goodwill used to be a model and loved dancing, but best remembers her days dancing at the Bellman Waiter Club in Battle Creek.

Goodwill said, “I like dancing. And I still dance. I don't have any secrets, I just know that at my age, a lot of people can't dance."

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