Happy Birthday Thelma Eiseman!

Gladstone centenarian Thelma Eiseman celebrated her 100th birthday on the 4th of March and she was honoured last week with a tree-planting ceremony and a plaque with her name on it being added to the Centenarians Sculpture in the arboretum in the Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

Many Thelma’s family and friends gathered for the ceremony with Thelma arriving in customary style in a vintage car.

Born in Emerald in 1918, Thelma moved to Gladstone as an 18-year-old.

A renowned dressmaker throughout the region for many years, Thelma’s enthusiasm for fashion, horse racing, dancing and her beloved nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews all passed the revue in speeches by the National Seniors Gladstone president Terry Freiling and State Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher, before she lent arborist Brent Braddick a hand, planting a tree in her honour.

The happiest of birthdays to you, Mrs. Eiseman!

Take a look at our photo gallery of the celebrations……