CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — What’s on the birthday wish list of someone turning 100?

For Monica Affleck of River Forest the answer is ice cream. WBBM’s Michele Fiore reports.

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“February 12, 1918,” Affleck said.

Retired CPS biology teacher Monica Affleck was all smiles on Monday at her 100th birthday party at the River Forest McDonald’s – a place she visits daily – surrounded by one of the things she loves most – ice cream.

“She’s always liked ice cream, but now she won’t eat regular ice cream anymore, she only likes McDonald’s ice cream,” said Affleck’s daughter, Jane Morocco.

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Morocco posted a picture on Facebook last year with her mom holding up two ice cream cones. McDonald’s saw it and reached out.

They offered to host a birthday party to honor their loyal customer on her birthday. The dining area was filled with family and friends, flowers and candy.

Morocco posted a picture on Facebook last year with her mom holding up two ice cream cones.
(Credit: Jane Morocco)

And to add to excitement, the village of River Forest issued a proclamation declaring February 12th to be Monica Affleck Day in River Forest.

“All I think a community is looking for is people willing to give their time and she did that. How can you not celebrate that,” said Village President Cathy Adduci.

And while ice cream’s a favorite of hers, Affleck seemed to be equally happy when a niece mentioned the actor Ben Affleck. Her niece said Monica Affleck is a big fan.

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Confirmation that Ben Affleck’s related is apparently something else Monica Affleck would like for her 100th birthday.