A special surprise for a beloved Pocomoke City resident

POCOMOKE CITY, Md. – A beloved member of Pocomoke City’s community got a special surprise today in honor of her 96th birthday. Police, firefighters, and EMS workers teamed up with Bea Jones’ family to parade past her house. Her grandson, who is a city council member, says usually they throw a party for her, but because of social distancing, they decided on a parade for this year.

Council member Todd Nock also says his grandmother has lived in Pocomoke City her whole life. Because of that, it’s fitting that the community would show up in large numbers to wish her a happy birthday. “It does my heart really good. I remember growing up my grandmother always used to tell us that we need to keep people first. We needed to look after people. We needed to help people. So it means a lot to me for all the people that she helped and all of the people that she looked after are coming to honor her today,” said Nock.

Nock tells us that his grandmother serves as a beacon of light for the people of Pocomoke, as she welcomed them into her life with open arms. He also says they’re already planning ahead for his grandmother’s 100th birthday.

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