Monday, November 7, 2022

A cool breeze, vista, and mellow sounds courtesy of Leroy Newell provided the perfect vibe for Claudette Tenn's 75th birthday celebrations last Wednesday evening at her Beverly Hills home. The intimate circle of family, neighbours and friends in attendance were effusive in their praise of the woman whose hands have nurtured so many, and continue to do so.

Indeed, none other than Member of Parliament (MP) for St Andrew East Rural and wife of Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Juliet spoke unabashedly of her first encounter with Tenn: "I had on boots and a construction hat and [was] knee deep in cement when Mrs Tenn, who was driving by, welcomed me to the neighbourhood. And she has shown nothing but neighbourly love since that day." PM Holness, for his part, said that his wife no longer cooks as much because of Tenn's formidable fare.

Blessings were showered upon Tenn by her son Marvin, granddaughter Nahla, along with her friends. The multi-award-winning culinary maestro expressed immense gratitude for another year around the sun.

Naturally, the M10-catered dinner found favour with all. Tenn later cut her Pastries by Jan birthday cake with her beloved son Marvin.

Page 2 sends best wishes to Claudette Tenn and shares highlights from her special evening.

All 'Four' ClaudetteCelebrating Claudette Tenn's 75th birthday were her son Marvin (second right), PM Andrew Holness and his MP wife Juliet. Joseph Wellington
Diva DuoBirthday celebrant Claudette Tenn was excited to welcome attorney-at-law and media personality Khadine "Miss Kitty" Hylton.Joseph Wellington
Circle of LoveBirthday celebrant Claudette Tenn faced the Page 2 lens with son Marvin, his fiancée Heather Quarrie and her beloved granddaughters Nahla (left) and Maia.Joseph Wellington
How's The View?After years of living in Beverly Hills Claudette Tenn is used to heights! Neighbour, chartered accountant Eric Crawford, found the humour in our suggestion. Joseph Wellington
Celebrating ClaudetteSonia Fuller (left), Kingston Bookshop director and long-time friend of Claudette Tenn, was eager to wish her friend all the very best on her birthday.Joseph Wellington
Ten Out Of TennMP for St Catherine Southern Fitz Jackson was on hand to wish Claudette Tenn the happiest of birthdays. Joseph Wellington
Warm WelcomeBusinesswoman Tamiko Sadler elicited a warm smile from Claudette Tenn as she arrived Wednesday evening for the birthday celebrations. Joseph Wellington
Supporting ArmMaggie McGann-Williams, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Liguanea manager, was on hand to celebrate Tenn's impressive milestone. Joseph Wellington
Blessings For ClaudetteArchdeacon of Kingston Patrick Cunningham blessed the proceedings and offered prayers for birthday celebrant Claudette Tenn. Joseph Wellington

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