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Voting advice for the ages

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

It's time to party. "I don't think Burlington ever had anyone 100 before," said Caroline Harvey. 

At least no one like Harvey.

"She loves any activity, any party. She still dances with the walker said Kim Adams, the Activities Coordinator at St. Joseph's Home.

Monday the life-long Vermonter celebrated her big day with friends and family in Burlington.
"She's just a very determined lady. She decided she was going to be 100 and she is," said Jack Harvey, Caroline's son.

She's a pint-sized ball of energy who marked her big day with this special guest, and whose gifts included dirt from the field at Fenway Park. "I've been a Red Sox fan ever since I could walk," she said.

And she's been voting since the 30's."Ever since I was 21 I always voted -- until last year -- I always voted for the president," she added.

It's a habit she picked up as a kid in Hinesburg. "My father always voted," she said.

Nowadays it's harder for Harvey to make it to the polls. But the politicians are having no problem finding her.  Among this year's stack of birthday cards were notes from President and Mrs. Obama, as well as Vermont's entire congressional delegation.

The mother of one says regardless of your political preferences, folks should do their best to get to vote Tuesday. "I think they should go, and I think they should take interest in authority, more than they ever have, because now is the time. I think this is the time that we need it," she said.

Simple advice from one sassy woman who shows no signs of slowing down.
"The doctor says there is nothing the matter with me and he can't do anymore because he can't turn back the time," she said.

So for Caroline, the party goes on with her eyes on 101.

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