“It sure is a different kind of birthday party, but we’re sure enjoying it,” said Charlotte Roybal, who organized the parade at the Las Colinas Retirement Center for her mother Jeanne Leavitt. “The fire department came out and Kindness Foundation came out and lots of friends.”

One of the vehicles leading the charge was the Jennifer Riordan Foundation’s Spark Kindness van.

“We’re going to lead a parade that goes by her room, honk our horn, leave some balloons,” said Michael Riordan. “I think we’re trying to get 100 birthday cards for her today and leave those with her. It’s just exciting to be part of a community that cares so much about people, and today, Ms. Leavitt.”