MARKING an incredible milestone in the local community, Griffith's Coralie O'Connor is celebrating her 100th birthday this Sunday.
The Riverina-born and bred gal was visited by family and friends on Friday afternoon, being showered with gifts in a centennial celebration.
When asked by The Area News if she had any secrets to living a long, prosperous life, Ms O'Connor said kindness is key.
"Be kind, listen to music, always be natural and help everybody that needs help," she said.
"And be sure to always try your best at everything."
Ms O'Connor worked in the local food industry throughout her life and was an avid cyclist, boasting a number of championship victories in Sydney.
President of Griffith Legacy, Greg Walton, has been caring for Ms O'Connor after the passing of her patriot husband, Fred O'Connor.
Mr Walton commended her incredible character, citing her easy-going nature and charming demeanor.
"She's always been a fairly active lady, very caring and very easy to look after," he said.
"She's lived in her own home ever since I've known her."
Ms O'Connor was also an active member of the Griffith Sunshine Club, Country Women's Association and Salvation Army.
Her daughter Kay Blanchard attended the festivities, saying it was an honour to be celebrating the milestone by her mother's side.
"She's a loving mother that always looked after us," Ms Blanchard said.
"She's always there for everybody, especially her grandchildren.
"She has an amazing personality and she means the world to us."