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La Crosse woman celebrates 90th b-day by volunteering

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:47:38 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 30 2013 08:58:32 AM CDT

WKBT, News8000.com

Clara Topinka

LA CROSSE, WI -

When most people think of celebrating a birthday, it includes a party, cake and maybe some presents. But for one La Crosse woman, it's a day to volunteer.

Clara Topinka turned 90 Thursday.

She spent her morning volunteering with a blood drive at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse.

It's something she's been doing for the past 27 years and thinks everyone should experience it.

"There's many things you can do, and it's a pleasure to work, it feels good to do something for somebody else once in a while," said Topinka.

She'll celebrate with family on Sunday and there's sure to be plenty of people on hand. She has 7 kids, 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one more on the way.

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