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Photo: Hollister resident turns 85

Jackie Knox, standing in the center with a red shirt, celebrates her 85th birthday at Veterans Memorial Park in Hollister on Jan. 22. (Juan Reyes/Free Lance)

Hollister resident Jackie Knox and her family took full advantage of a beautiful warm Saturday afternoon by having a barbecue at Veterans Memorial Park to celebrate her 85th birthday. 

Knox, who is a recent cancer survivor, was joined by more than 50 of her closest friends and relatives at the park’s recreational area across the street from the skate park.