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Gert McDonald, Sunnyside Leader and Political Pioneer Celebrates 100th Birthday at SCS

Group photo with Gert McDonald

August 10, 2016

SUNNYSIDE — When the city once planned to cut the number of weekly garbage pickups in Queens but not in Manhattan, lifelong Sunnyside resident Gertrude McDonald had a suggestion for her fellow outer borough residents: take your trash to work with you. That's just one of the stories about McDonald that friends and loved ones shared about the civic leader at her 100th birthday partyat Sunnyside Community Services on Monday, August 8, where she was feted for her years of public service fighting for the neighborhood.  Read the story at DNAInfo:  and see our facebook page for more photos of Gert and the celebration at Sunnyside Community Services.  


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