The world truly suffered an incredible loss after Hollywood icon Betty White passed away on December 31st, 2021. She passed away at the age of 99, just a couple of weeks before her 100th birthday.
According to TMZ, Betty White’s hometown will be honoring her in a huge way. “Betty White Day” will be recognized in Betty’s hometown on January 17, which would have been her 100th birthday.
The president of the Village of Oak Park, Vicki Scaman stated that despite moving to California as an infant, Oak Park residents were grateful that Betty White always spoke highly of her hometown. A few days before Betty’s birthday, Village Prez Scaman will read a proclamation for “Betty White Day” during a memorial for community members in Oak Park.
The Oak Park small business community will celebrate the day in a big way. Mickey’s Restaurant will be offering a special consisting of a hotdog, fries, and diet coke, which was one of her favorite meals. Turano Bakery is planning to make a giant birthday cake.
The celebration will continue with a Betty White mural contest, in which the winning mural will be painted downtown. They will ensure to honor Betty White’s memory and that’s what matters in the end.