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Vesta Kerns celebrated her 99th birthday Tuesday afternoon at Birchaven Village Apartments. She has knitted more than 100 newborn hats this past year, even though she has lost the majority of her eyesight due to macular degeneration. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Woman who knits baby hats celebrates milestone birthday

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There was no goal set, but for Vesta Kerns knitting 100 stocking hats this year for newborns was a huge accomplishment. So on Tuesday, it was a dual celebration as friends gathered to celebrate her 99th birthday at Birchaven Village Apartments.

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