There will be a birthday celebration of 90 years young for Elgin E. “Red” Sizemore on Saturday, March 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 46 Ninth Street, Apalachicola.

Please, no gifts or cards. If you want to do something, do it for the church. Your presence in your gift to him. There will be a book to sign or comment.

“Big Red” was born in Apalachicola.. His mother entered him into the nursery at First Baptist Church when he was 3 months old. After high school, red spent five years in the Navy in World War II. When he returned home, he was in the hardware business for about 65 years. He was a Boy Scout leader for 50 years. He earned his Eagle Scout rank and Silver Beaver Award.

Red became a Christian when he was 14 years old. He is still servin g the Lord as a deacon in the Baptist church. He presently works four days a week for the local ACE hardware in Apalachicola. He says that “Jesus Christ has and is so very, very, very good to him.” God bless you for sharing this celebration with “Big Red.”