‘Pappy’ Lewis, the community’s friend, turns 94 Wednesday

Donald "Pappy" Lewis, the community's friend and Perry's goodwill ambassador, turns 94 Wednesday. He would be tickled if you drove by and honked starting about 11 a.m.

Many people drive everyday along Iowa Street just to receive his greeting.

Visitors to the neighborhood wonder why cars are honking their horns all day long.

The reason is Perry’s Goodwill ambassador, Donald “Pappy” Lewis.

Although few know his real name, all recognize his contagious smile, wave and his return of beep for beep — and for train whistle or duck call. He is a well known figure in the Perry and Woodward area.

This Wednesday, Sept. 13, Pappy will celebrate his 94th birthday. He would love it if you would help him to celebrate and make an extra effort to drive by Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing at 2625 Iowa St. and give him a honk and a wave.

Pappy will start greeting people around 11 a.m.

Donald “Pappy” Lewis, in orange, turns 94 Wednesday. He greeted a host of young visitors to the Pearl Valley Rehabilitation Center last year during the annual PHS Volunteer Day.


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