By Christi Hang
Published Sunday, November 30, 2008
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FAIRBANKS — Bill Seitz has seen a lot of things in his lifetime, but he was treated to a new sight at his 100th birthday party — belly dancers.
Tundra Caravan Middle Eastern Dance Troupe provided the entertainment at Seitz’s party at the Denali Center, which was attended by his friends and family. The theme of the party, written on a banner, was “Happy 100th Birthday, Bill! You’re Out of This World!” and party decorations included Milky Way candy bars on Seitz’s cake and little Martians scattered across the buffet table.
The party was attended by a mix of people from Fairbanks and Delta Junction, where Seitz was a longtime resident and owner of Seitz Building Supply Co.
Delta Junction Mayor Mary Leith-Dowling said she first met Seitz when her family built their house in the ’60s. “I remember him always being nice and always greeting people,” Leith-Dowling said.
Originally published December 1, 2008