Family, friends and fans celebrate Jean Collins’ 100th birthday


BIRTHDAY BASH - Jean Collins celebrates her 100th birthday with friends and family by her side at Maple Hall July 21. Family friend Abby Wilson, from Motherwell, Scotland, served guests slices of cake. -Photo by Marissa Conklin

The actress Bo Derek was famous in the 1970s for being considered a perfect 10.

Shelter Bay’s Jean Collins has her beat 10-fold. She’s a perfect 100.

Collins, famed for her regular one-mile walks at Whitaker Field, was honored Thursday, July 21 at Maple Hall on her 100th birthday.

She didn’t get her laps in at the track, but Collins kept up her step count circling the room, greeting the many well-wishers who gathered from near and far to share her special milestone.

As proof, shortly after enjoying a slice of birthday cake, Collins produced a pedometer showing she had logged 1,296 steps.

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