TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)__ Avis Downing just turned 90 years old. Along with friends and family, she reflected on things she has accomplished in life.
The birthday bash was held Saturday afternoon at the IOOF Hall in Oakland at the corner of Chester and Sardou.
She has done many things in her 90 years. From traveling, horseback riding to raising children, Avis found time to work on airplane engines during World War II and even become the first woman in Topeka to participate in demolition derby.
Avis says that she grew up on a farm in White City and was very close with her father. He is the one who got her interested in the mechanics of things.
Happy Birthday Avis.