Birthday Celebrations for Elsie Mninzion March 25, 2011
It is not often that you hear about someone living past 100 years old, but every now and then we cross paths with these incredible, determined beings. Elsie Mninzi is one such strong individual who recently celebrated her 101st birthday. Aside from this being an enormous milestone, another special addition to her day is the fact that she will get to celebrate her day in style; at the Table Bay Hotel.
Elsie’s granddaughter, Nomsa, has secretly arranged the birthday celebration behind her granny’s back by appealing to us to help her make this day one to remember. Nomsa is a community worker who devotes her time to helping underprivileged children make the most of their lives. Though not earning a salary, she knew that money was not going to be an obstacle that would deter her from making her granny’s birthday a remarkable event.
27 February this year saw Elsie turn 101 and we are so looking forward to welcoming her to our hotel to celebrate this momentous highlight in her life. She has never been to a hotel before, so we intend to pull out all the stops to ensure that Elsie remembers this day as one of perfection, happiness and sheer bliss.
The love and adoration that emanates from this story has touched a soft spot in all of us, making us realise how privileged we are to lead the lives we lead. It has also made us appreciate that while we may think we have everything, without the support and love of those around us the value of everything changes.
Watch this space for details because we will be sharing the extraordinary news of Elsie’s 101st birthday celebrations with you soon.