By Lyonel Doherty
An eight-year-old Oliver girl was all smiles Tuesday as several friends drove by her house to wish her a happy birthday.
Jayden Hargrave was taken by surprise as cars and trucks creeped along her street, with the occupants handing out balloons and poster-sized cards.
“I told her it was the Chinese delivery guy coming,” chuckled her father, Darryl Hargrave.
And yes, they really did have Chinese food.
It was Grandma Bliss who arranged the party.
Darryl said he told everyone not to bring any gifts until Jayden has a traditional party after the pandemic is over.
“When this is all done, we’ll have presents.”
In the meantime, they set up a virtual cake celebration.
One of the gifts she received at home was a Lego set.
When asked if she felt older, Jayden said “a little.”
Darryl said the drive-by event was unique, noting that Jayden probably won’t get one like that again.