When it comes to holiday desserts, fruitcake is one of the treats that people either love or hate. It is a bit of an oddity with its decorative colors and aroma. But a Golden Valley man’s fruitcake is the talk of the neighborhood and not because the way it tastes – it’s 102 years old.
One Minnesota State Fair fan has been enjoying the Great Get-Together for a century. That’s right — Loretta Ecklund still walks the fairgrounds at 100 years young. “I can still get up and dance,” she said, and then did.
Since February 29th only comes once every four years, one Minnesotan that was born in the year 1912 says she is celebrating her 25th birthday this Wednesday.