Community legend and businessman Lloyd “Bud” C. Allen celebrated his centennial birthday with a drive-by honk and wave parade last month. The event was held on the grounds of Calvary Baptist Church in Santa Monica which is where Lloyd has attended services for more than 64 years.
Surrounded by his family and friends, Lloyd sat on his “king” chair and enjoyed each moment as guests told stories of how Lloyd had helped them start their careers and mentored them throughout their lives.
One highlight of the day was seeing Lloyd's grandson Chase Colton sit at his feet while his wife, Norma, First Lady Edwina Mossett and her husband, Pastor L. Mack Mossett all stood next to Lloyd while watching the parade.
Twin daughters Christine Allen Colton and Kesha Allen Daniels, along with Goddaughter Schinal Harrington hosted and planned the event fit for the “king.” They wish to thank all who participated in the special celebration.
Gift bags were handed to the guests. Each bag included a beautiful royal blue coffee mug with gold lettering. Kudos to the event planners for a job well done.
By Clara Wright