On Sunday, June 9, Kenneth J. Weymouth will celebrate his 100th birthday at 4 p.m. at the Camden Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 32 Camden St.

Kenneth was born in Clinton, June 8, 1913. He came to Camden in 1931 to work for his brother Harold, in the First National Grocery store on the corner of Main Street and Tannery Lane, where the The Right Stuff store is presently located. He soon began dating Camden native, Myrtle Milliken, and they were married at Myrtle’s parent’s home on Upper Mountain Street in 1935. The couple lived in Camden, residing at 40 Sea St. until 1937, when Ken accepted the position as manager of the First National Store in his hometown of Clinton.

In 1944 they moved back to Camden and Ken opened an IGA grocery store at the location of the former First National store. He purchased his home at 20 Sea St. in 1945, where he still resides, and a cottage on Megunticook Lake two years later where many of his friends, family, and neighbors have enjoyed swimming, boating and skating over the years.

In 1953 Weymouth built, owned, and operated an IGA Foodliner Store — the second supermarket of its kind then in the state of Maine. The store was located on Tannery Lane on the site of the present River House Hotel. After selling the store in the mid-1950s, he embarked on a successful career as an Electrolux vacuum cleaner salesman. He came to know many people in the Camden area as a result of these two career paths.

Kenneth and his wife, Myrtle, were well-known in the area as bicyclists, identified by their white helmets and yellow jackets. They began bicycling in earnest in their late 50s and cycled on into their early 80s. They bicycled in many U.S. states and Canada, clocking thousands of miles on their odometers. The couple became members of the Penobscot Wheelman Club and went on many of the seasonal, June to September rides of 25 to 65 miles distance, culminating with the 100-mile century ride on Labor Day.

Weymouth joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1954 and served in various capacities, including many years as Head Elder. He was also a leading participant in local Prison Ministry.

Any who wish to send Weymouth a card for the occasion may send it to his home address of 20 Sea St. Camden.