Leland woman celebrates her 84th birthday in style

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Family and Friends of Eliza Sloan paraded up and down her street on Tuesday to celebrate her 84th birthday.

The Winnabow Fire Department and Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office joined in leading the celebration down the road.

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“I saw it on Facebook, but I never thought it would happen to me,”said Sloan. “I’m 84 years old and I’m so thankful to god that he allowed me to be 84.”

The surprise event was put on by her daughter. Sloan’s family says even though they didn’t get to celebrate her birthday all together that this was the next best thing.

“Well we want to do something special for her everyday, but especially her 84th birthday,” Sloan’s daughter Nikita James said. “We can’t really gather, but we can certainly have a good time.”

Happy Birthday Eliza!