Betty Boles celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 17, surrounded by friends, family and music.
Boles was born in Scroggins, Texas in 1923 and moved to Palm Coast in 2013. Now she lives at Sabal Palms Assisted Living, and the attendants threw Boles a birthday party to celebrate her big day.
Sabal Palms residents attended the party alongside Boles' daughter Karen Boles and several of Betty and Karen Boles' friends.
Betty Boles said she knew they were planning a party for her but did not expect it to be so big. She said "never in [her] life" did she think she would live to see 100.
The best part of her party? "All of the attention I'm getting," she said, a smile on her face and tears in her eyes.
Boles spent 40 years playing the piano at her church and loves music from the 1940s and '50s. She spends her days at Sabal Palms playing bingo and going to physical therapy. She uses a walker, but her goal in life is to be able to walk again without it, she said.
Karen Boles comes to visit her mother every day. She said she was so happy to be able to celebrate her mother's 100th birthday.
"It's amazing," she said. "I'm so thankful to have her."