Photo by Crystal Nelson
Mayor Dick McLean reads a proclamation to Eva Winkler who turned 100-years-old on Friday and declared April 18, 2014, Eva Winkler Day.
Friends reflect on Winkler’s stories, laughter as she turns 100

BRIGHTON — Positivity and laughter are the secrets to living a long life, according to Brighton resident Ava Winkler, who turned 100 years old last week.

Winkler was all smiles during a birthday party April 18 with her friends at Vernon Park Apartments and was surprised when Mayor Dick McLean stopped by to proclaim April 18 Ava Winkler Day.


“I feel great because I love friends,” she said. “I feel great and you know, I haven’t always been feeling great, but I do today.”