Pictured is 102-year-old Esther Cowan and guest making noise on a party noise maker. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)
Pictured is 102-year-old Esther Cowan and guest making noise on a party noise maker. (DHI Media/Kirsten Barnhart)

VAN WERT – Residents and guests at Hearth and Home of Van Wert rang in the new year a little early on Friday with a community happy hour.

Residents enjoyed champagne (or sparking grape juice), snacks, bingo, and each other’s company to celebrate another year.