Nov. 25, 2016 By Christian Murray
The Sunnyside tradition of singing Happy Birthday for a local centenarian continued on Thursday with about 150 well-wishers showing up outside Ethel Plimack’s home to celebrate her 106th birthday.
The tradition, started by Patricia Dorfman, began in 2013 and takes place every Thanksgiving, which falls around the time of her birthday. Her birthday is on November 28.
Yesterday’s event began at noon with a neighborhood cheer, a toast, and the singing of Happy Birthday.
This year the FDNY showed up and parked one of its engines outside Plimack’s home. Firefighters took photos with her.
Plimack, who has lived at her Sunnyside Gardens house for more than 70 years, thanked residents for showing up. Plimack’s son said: “We will all be back here next year.”