ORANGE >> On the morning of her 100th birthday, Sept. 23, Evelyn Sidoti was presented with a citation issued by the state General Assembly, congratulating her on the reaching milestone.

The legislative citation presented by state Sen. Gayle Slossberg, D-Milford, recognized Sidoti for “the momentous occasion of your 100th birthday. As you are surrounded by family and friends on this special day, may you find strength, joy and fulfillment and returned goodness to all whose lives you have touched. We wish you all the best for many more years of health and happiness.”

“My mother always told me you wish someone a happy birthday first thing in the morning,” Slossberg said.

“Evelyn Sidoti is a vibrant, enthusiastic member of our community and I am very grateful that she and the staff at the Orange Rehabilitation and Health Care Center invited me to celebrate this special occasion with them,” said Slossberg. “All the nurses told me that they love having Evelyn around, bringing her positive spirit to every day. A 100th birthday is an incredible accomplishment, and I’m glad I could be there to help kick it off.”