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Drive-in party celebrates 95th birthday of Don Keefer 

–A drive-by birthday party was held for 95-year-old Don Keefer on Monday in Paso Robles. The former city manager of Paso Robles couldn’t have a traditional birthday, because of the COVID-19 restrictions, so people drove by in cars festooned with flags and birthday greetings.

His granddaughter, Julie Bell, says Don Keefer is remarkably sharp, especially for a 95-year-old. Keefer was named Pioneer Day Marshall in 2010. Keefer served as city manager from 1971 to 1983.

Several dozen cars drove by. Some waved flags. City Councilman John Hamon dropped off a birthday cake. As they drove by in cars many shouted greetings as Don Keefer watched from the sidewalk in front of Annette Lodge on Pine Street in Paso Robles.


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