Yesterday, the 100-year-old Gabrielle Van Achter was celebrated in the presence of the Council of Aldermen of Brakel and her immediate family.
Gabrielle was born on September 28, 1922 and was a seamstress by profession. She was married to Michel Minnaert and had 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was honored yesterday by the municipal government and the usual gifts were presented. Her secret is being busy and eating healthy.