BERRIEN CENTER, Mich. (WOOD) - A man from Berrien County is celebrating his 110th birthday Wednesday.
Ethan Shelton and his wife founded Shelton Farms in 1947, which is still open and operational.
More than 400 people attended July 7 for a birthday party at Berrien Center Bible Church in his hometown of Berrien Center. Many of his 130 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren were there.
-- Photos of the party --
Shelton says some keys to his longevity include him chewing his food slowly and eating a lot of green vegetables, WNDU reports. It is advice he received during his childhood. Plus, that chewing style has helped in more ways than one, as he got dentures just a few weeks ago.
Shelton recently learned how to play the violin to keep busy and tries to practice every day. He also knows how to play the harmonica.
Shelton also frequently plays golf, which he may do Wednesday, his great-grandson Nick Shelton told 24 Hour News 8 on the phone on Tuesday.
Ethan's family and friends have been trying to get him featured on "Today" with Willard Scott.
GRAM Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle Friday night.
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