NASELLE - In honor of their 70th birthdays (one month apart), the children of Merna and Clay Hjelt, longtime Naselle residents, threw a birthday party at son, Kevin Makkela's house in Redmond on Saturday, Aug. 10.
In attendance were: Kevin and Sharron Makkela with children Anders, Alex, Lauren and Emma; Karen and Phil Bardsley with children Riika and Glen Fairchild and Zach Fairchild; James and April Lee; Jessica Lee and friend Beau; Norma and Mike Brown with daughter Christina; Jan Hjelt, Oscar Hjelt, and Jeannie Estep, Darlene and Don Hall, Gene and Linda Strong with Emily,
Among gifts received was a letter from Gov. Gary Locke commending them on reaching the age of 70 and wishing them many more.
A message from your kids: "We hopeyou enjoyed all the love and affection we directed your way on this special day and every day."