Trudy Ensign’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Earlier this month, Mrs. Gertrude “Trudy” Carley Brown Ensign celebrated her 100th birthday with the Clarendon United Methodist Church, where she has been a member for 70 years. As part of the celebration, there was a 55 car parade, led by a police car and fire truck, and a collection of donations for people in need. 434 pounds of food was collected that went to AFAC, including 66 cans of corn, in honor of Trudy’s family corn farm in Iowa.
Trudy received all sorts of celebratory items. A commendation from the VA Senate courtesy of Sen. Barbara Favola, a proclamation in her honor from the Arlington County Board courtesy of Libby Garvey, a video message from Congressman Don Beyer and a visit from representatives of the Washington Nationals Baseball Team. Trudy is a big baseball fan, especially of the Nats. When she was a child, her job was to listen to the radio so she could tell her big brothers the baseball scores and major plays of the games when they came in for lunch after working in the fields of their family corn farm. Her birthday celebration was also featured in ArlNow and the Arlington Sun Gazette.
Congratulations and happy belated birthday, Trudy!