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106-Year-Old PA Resident Commended for Recycling Efforts

State College, Pa., resident Dean Tuttle rang in his 106th birthday with cake, friends and an honorary present from the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority. The Centre presented Tuttle with a certificate for his 25 years of recycling efforts.

Over the past 25 years, Tuttle has helped the Foxdale Village retirement community go from recycling cans, bottles and paper to recycling organic waste. Foxdale is working toward being a zero-waste community, and Tuttle’s efforts have helped save residents approximately $80,000 a year.

Centre Daily Times has the details:

When the cake was all eaten and the punch was gone, there was still little waste left behind after Dean Tuttle’s 106th birthday party.

Tuttle wouldn’t have it any other way.

A Foxdale Village resident for about 20 years, the former banker and enthusiastic pingpong champ was all smiles Wednesday as he was wheeled up to his huge vanilla-on-chocolate birthday cake, with friends, both resident and staff, giving hugs, shaking hands and slipping him birthday cards. Fellow centegenerian Edythe St. Clair, 105, got her good wishes in.

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