Clara Gathings celebrated her first birthday on Sunday, May 21 with a Minnie Mouse theme given by her parents Trey Gathings and Jessica Carpenter of Rockingham at Castlewood Park. She turned 1 on May 1.
Helping her celebrate — along with her parents — were her grandparents, Gene and Tanya Mercer of Hamlet; her brother, Lewis (L.J.) Gathings of Rockingham; her sister, Alexis Gathings of Hamlet; great-grandfather, Jerry Patrick of Rockingham; uncle, Robert Carpenter of Rockingham; Tyrone Roberts of Rockingham; Pam Thompson of Rockingham; Mitchell and Pat Steele of Hamlet; Tony, Joann, Nicole, Becky, and A.J. Gathings of Hamlet; and Rachel Pemberton of Rockingham.
Unable to attend the celebration, but sending gifts and her love, was her great-grandmother, Janice Patrick of Rockingham.