Plaza Store Owner Celebrates 97th Birthday

Maxine Bennett (right) celebrates with her daughter Beverly.

Castle Gap Jewelry owner Maxine Bennett celebrated 97 years Wednesday with a birthday party at her Plaza at Preston Center store.

Maxine was born in 1920 and grew up in Midland. She opened Castle Gap in 1974 with her son Scotty. A few years later, daughter Beverly joined them.

Today the store is the oldest tenant in the Plaza. Maxine still works there six days a week.


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