We love a great birthday party (especially when it's not our own). So we were excited to learn about Greta Anderson’s upcoming 100th birthday celebration.
Greta is the matriarch of Anderson’s Frozen Custard. She founded Anderson’s with her husband, Carl, in 1946 in the Bronx. They moved back to be with their families in Buffalo shortly thereafter to open a location on Kenmore Avenue.
While you might think someone almost age 100 is retired, Greta still spends time with each new class of manager trainees to share her story of opening Anderson’s and to give them advice for success. (We want to know what secret skin cream she uses. She looks fantastic.)
To celebrate her 100th birthday on Feb. 9, Anderson’s invites Western New Yorkers to share in the fun by visiting any Erie County location throughout the month to color a birthday card for Greta. (Or, they can mail one to her at Anderson’s, 6075 Main St., Williamsville.)
Also now through Feb. 28, visit the locations and take a selfie photo with the life-size Greta cutout on display. Upload your picture to the Anderson’s Facebook page with hashtag #gretas100!
Participants will have their name entered into a drawing for a year supply of Anderson’s handmade ice cream and signature frozen custard.
To win a free handmade ice cream cake, uploading a video or leave a comment to Anderson’s Facebook page telling folks what you love about Anderson’s.
One winner will be selected every Friday in February.
Anderson’s will have a big announcement Feb. 9 regarding one more way to join the celebration. Greta will let them know in a video on Anderson's Facebook page.
Read Mary Kunz Goldman's 100 Things on Anderson's Custard, then enjoy Ben Siegel's heartfelt Anderson's tribute, below.