Beatrice Burbes, a resident of the Hometown Nursing Home and formerly of Lehighton, is celebrating her 101st birthday. She was born on July 17, 1912.

She is the mother of two sons: Bruce Fritzinger of Lehighton, married to Charlotte; and Elmer Fritzinger, who passed away in 2001.

Beatrice is the wife of the late Lewis Burbes, who passed away in 1979.

A celebratory dinner is planned at the Beacon Diner in Hometown.