An extended family wished Agnes Kinney many more happy years at her birthday party at the Gulfport Senior Center on Wednesday.
Mayor Mike Yakes gave Kinney a birthday card and helped her fit a tiara on just right while friends with the Neighborly Care Network wheeled out a giant birthday cake for the party.
Kinney turned 101 on Monday, Feb. 11 and celebrated with her family. However, her extended family at the Gulfport Senior Center wanted to wish her "101 years young" as well.
Kinney says she was shocked to see the turnout, saying she would have "dressed up" if she had known. Kinney has lived in Gulfport the past 10 years and visits by the center at least three times a week during lunch with Neighborly Care Network's Senior Dining Program.
Kinney has three children, 10 grand children, 10 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
When asked about her secret to living longer, she replied, "I keep active. I keep busy and I keep smiling."
"No one wants to hear you complain," she added.
One of Kinney's friends shouted out, "She eats peanut butter."
Kinney added, "Oh yes, everyday. . . peanut butter and crackers."
Although sticking to her story about smiling all the time, Kinney said maybe it's the peanut butter.
Watch our video above from the party!