Thirty-two people joined in a celebration for Rockland native Esther Novicka as she turned 90.

The party, held the night before her actual birthday, which is Sept. 4, was at the Offshore Restaurant in Rockport.

Novicka was joined by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several friends and other family members.

She graduated from Rockland High School in 1944, and some of her classmates also joined the celebration.